The governments of Costa Rica and the United States entered into an agreement Thursday that will provide for exchanges, safeguarding habitat, conservation, protection and scientific research.
Representing the United States was Bryan Arroyo of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Costa Rica was represented by Edgar Gutiérrez, minister of Ambiente y Energía.
The agreement is for five years and can be renewed, said a summary by the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía. The document signed Wednesday was a memo of understanding.
The ministry said that another area of assistance would be the process in handling confiscated or rescued wildlife with assistance for centers that care for these creatures.
Another aspect will be student exchanges, said the summary. The specifics of the agreement are to be developed by a working group, it added.