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Decision : CONF 208 VIII.A
Inscription: Cocos Island National Park (Costa Rica)

Cocos Island National Park


Costa Rica


The Committee inscribed Cocos Island National Park under natural criteria (ii) and (iv) because of the critical habitats the site provides for marine wildlife including large pelagic species, especially sharks. The Committee commended the Government of Costa Rica for its initiative to incorporate the marine environment into the Park and encouraged it to extend management from 8km to the 15km legal limit around the island.


Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Costa Rica
Year: 1997
Decision Code: CONF 208 VIII.A