Isla del Coco guards get equipment

A local foundation has donated with the help of Banco Nacional some $23,400 in equipment for the benefit of Isla del Coco workers.

The foundation is the Fundación Amigos de la Isla del Coco, and the donation was to the Sistema Nacional de Áreas de Conservación.

The equipment includes radios, six radio bases, power sources, microphones and installation.

The foundation in another program, provided clothing worth $7,000 to the park guards.

The remote island is surrounded by a marine reserve, and the principal job of those stationed there is to prevent illegal fishing.

Banco Nacional is offering a total of 25 million colons or about $50,000 for the benefit of the island through the foundation.

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