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Mata Redonda (estatal) National Wildlife Refuge

Mata Redonda (estatal), Costa Rica

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The Mata Redonda Wildlife Refuge is a Wildlife refuge of Costa Rica, part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, which protects tropical forest and wetlands near the Tempisque River and the town of Rosario, Guanacaste.

It consists of seasonal palustrine wetland and contains habitats suitable for over 60 species of resident and migratory water birds, including Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and Jabiru.

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Official Record

  • WDPA ID168146
  • NameMata Redonda (estatal)
  • Original NameMata Redonda (estatal)
  • Country / TerritoryCRI
  • Sub locationCR-G
  • IUCN CategoryIVWhat is this?
  • English DesignationNational Wildlife Refuge
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1994
  • Reported Area km23.72063
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported




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Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion (SINAC), Costa Rica (2008)

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