Campaign seeks more Corcovado tourists

A litany of public and private organizations has set up a promotional effort to encourage Costa Ricans to visit the Parque Nacional Corcovado on the Osa peninsula.

A news release said that one estimate is that Costa Ricans are just 1 percent of the visitors to Costa Rica’s last untouched jungle.

The promotion will use 250 displays at bus stops. The non-profit  Conservación Osa, which maintains an office in Puerto Jiménez, already has donated $100,000 for equipment for park guards, according to a release.

Also involved are the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía, a host of other government organizations and the Fundación CRUSA and Caminos de Osa. Also involved is the publicity firm JC Decaux.

The environmental ministry said that the campaign also seeks to alert Costa Ricans to the problems facing communities adjacent to the park.

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