Corcovado & Osa Facts
Corcovado National Park has been nominated by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site.
It is one of the most outstanding expanses of lowland forest in the world.
- Corcovado National Park is home to some of the largest populations of endangered species like the Jaguar, Bairds Tapir, White-Lipped Peccaries, Scarlet Macaws and Harpy Eagle.
- The OSA Peninsula is the only place in Costa Rica where you can find the four species of monkeys: Squirrel, Spider, White-Face Capuccin and the Howler Monkey.
- 2.5% of the world's species are endemic to the OSA Peninsula.
- By protecting the rainforests we can help balance the global warming effect.
- Rainforests plants are a vital source for medicinal breakthroughs.
- By allowing deforestation, our climates will continue to change dramatically.
- The Golfo Dulce is one of the only four fjords in the tropics. It is also the calving area for both northern and southern pacific humpback whales, phenomenon occurring no where else in the world.
- Although the rainforests consist only of 6% of the worlds land surface, they contain more than half of the five million species of plants and animals on Earth.
- In a four-square mile in the Corcovado National Park, researchers have found 150 species of butterflies, 400 species of birds, 124 species of mammals, more than 5000 plants and 550 distinct kinds of trees.