The coral reefs at Cahuita have been named as the representative national park for this year’s postal stamp issue. Stamps bearing the photos of the reefs make up 15,000 double stamp presentations.
The Parque Nacional Cahuita is a big tourism draw, and the stamps had a formal presentation in that community Monday. Each is 500 colons. There also are 3,000 souvenirs that have a 1,000-colon face value.
“The stamps display the beauty of the coral reefs at Cahuita not only showing the natural beauty of the country but to try to become a motivation and an invitation for our government and civil society to continuing strengthening the projects that permit the conservation of these ecosystems,” said Mauricio Rojas Cartín, director general of Correos de Costa Rica.
Coral reefs are in trouble all over the world due to pollution and water surges that affect the algae that gives coral pigmentation and with which coral has a symbiotic relationship.
Many other national parks have been featured in the series that began in 2005.