Isla de Coco museum proposed but not at Coco

Biologist, author and director Ina Knobloch is proposing that the Costa Rican government create a new museum dedicated to the Isla del Coco. Ms. Knobloch recently wrote a book about the island entitled, “Das Geheimnis der Schatzinsel,” which translates to the “Mystery of Treasure Island.” The book recounts the history of the island located more than 300 miles off the Pacific shore of Costa Rica.

During a forum with the officials of the Ministerio de Ambiente, Energía y Telecomunicaciones as well as other public and private representatives in the field of conservation, Ms. Knobloch made her pitch. She also shared facts and information she discovered in her studies of the place. Her idea is to put the museum in a new space in the Parque Marino del Pacífico in Puntarenas with the goal of promoting the islands history, science, education and tourism.

“A majority of people don’t have the possibility of visiting world heritage such that is housed in the the Isla de Coco, so to bring the Isla del Coco to the people is the principal idea behind the project.”

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