With Help of Facebook, Costa Rica Bans Hunting of Wildlife

This week in Bangkok, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is meeting to discuss regulations that aim to prevent the extinction of many of the world’s most threatened species. Today, CI’s Carlos Manuel Rodriguez highlights a recent victory for some of these species in his home country of Costa Rica.

capuchin monkey in Costa Rica

Capuchin monkeys are one of many species that international tourists travel to Costa Rica to see. The role of ecotourism in the country’s economy may have played a role in the recent ban on sports hunting. (© CI/photo by Ashton Jones)

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