Teams from Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are working with the backing of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), the governments of Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic on a project to learn about experiences in biodiversity issues in selected tourist destinations and community participation in protected areas.
Costa Rican protected area experts from different government entities, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and representatives of the international cooperation agency GIZ visited through 25 March 2023 to share experiences. Carlos Andrés Peguero, Deputy Minister of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR), led the welcoming ceremony for the Costa Rican mission, which, together with local specialists in the area, will be in charge of the project “Management of Tourist Destinations Responsible with Biodiversity and Resilient to Health Crises.”
During their stay in the country until the 25th of March 2023, and in the context of the work agenda, the Costa Rican technicians visited protected areas and exchanged experiences with residents in communities of Samaná, Las Galeras, Jamao al Norte and Puerto Plata.
The project is also supported by the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy (Mideplan) of Costa Rica.
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28 March 2023