Sunday, August 18, 2013
Biodiversity: 49 new bird species
That is impressive in view of the fact that there were already known to be more bird species in tiny Costa Rica than in the USA and Canada combined.
Costa Rica contains 4.5% of the planet's biodiversity, with 92,000 different plant and animal species. That is remarkable for a country the size of West Virginia or Switzerland.
The National Commission on Biodiversity is developing a plan to maintain the country's biodiversity despite the challenges of development, population growth and global warming. This is a commendable effort for a developing country.
Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are featuring photos of the Spanish colonial architecture of Grenada, Nicaragua.