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Costa Rica: Curu Wildlife Reserve

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

Costa Rica: Curu Wildlife Reserve

The second site in our upcoming research trip to Costa Rica is at Curu Wildlife Reserve. It is a very unique site in all senses of the word. Curu was purchased in 1933 by Frederico Schutt and used for a number of years as a cattle ranch. Feeling the pressure of squatters and other financial strife the Schutt family looked to the Costa Rican government for help. In 1981 their land received protected forest status and in 1983 the Curu National Wildlife Refuge was created. Their property encompasses approximately 1500 hectares of which about 75 hectares is protected under the terms wildlife...

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