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FC: orcovado | National park
1: Corcovado National Park This Temperate Rainforest is the crown jewel of Costa Rica, come hike along our trails where you will find tapirs and frogs and other creatures. Corcovado National park is located in Costa Rica. The ecological variety is quite stunning. National Geographic has called it "the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity". A visitor can expect to see an abundance of wildlife when visiting this park.
2: What is a Biome? A biome is generally defined to be a collection of plants and animal groups occupying a given geographical location. The climate and geography of a region determines what type of biome can exist in that region. Major biomes include the sandy deserts, the temperate rainforest's, the snowy tundras, the grassy grasslands, the wet wetlands, the cool coral reefs and many others.
3: What to Expect? Change is for the better Lets talk about Fact-ors Predator meet prey When you're here, you're family Where did the animals go? We are eating good in the neighborhood Where did the energy go, we don't know Got questions? I got answers Thank you, Come Again
4: Change is for the better | The Corcovado National park has changed over the years. Before it was named a national park gold miners took over the land with their hunger and greed for gold. After the land was named a national park the gold miners that had already inhabit the land were allowed to stay but no new miners were allowed to live in the park. that should of stopped the threat to the wildlife and vegetation, right? WRONG!! Logging, which when cutting, on-site processing, and loading of trees or logs onto trucks occurs, became very popular. The logging had cause some of the bird species to migrate to other islands. Since illegal logging had became popular no one is allowed to live inside the park.
5: Let's Talk About the fact-ors | Biotic factors are anything that affects something else,These things can also be dead but once living. Some biotic faqctors that affect the Corcovado National Park include the plants, animals, trees vines, flowers, monkeys, bugs, tigers, birds. Abiotic factors are the nonliving components of the biosphere. Some abiotic factors of the Corcovado National Park include temperature, amount of humidity, sun, rocks, dirt, air
6: Predator meet prey | Prey | Predator
7: Where pumas are eliminated, populations of deer get too big for the land to accommodate. As deer numbers increase, vegetation is soon overgrazed. As adequate food supplies diminish, deer and other prey animals starve at massive levels. Pumas are vital to keeping the other species in line.They hunt
8: When you're here, you're family!
9: The Corcovado National park protects over 140 different mammal species; 400 bird species, 20 of which are local; 116 amphibian and reptile species, 40 species of fish and at least 500 species of trees. An estimated 49 species of trees in the area are in danger of extinction, at least 12 of which are native to Costa Rica. Corcovado remains one of the last remaining intact habitats of the Newly named "World's largest feline", the jaguar. Corcovado is home, to in fact,FIVE species of cats which are the keystone species: 1) jaguar; 2) puma; 3) ocelot; 4) jaguarundi; and 5) margay
10: Where did the animals go?
11: Tapir- Shy and solitary by nature, tapirs are often hunted in their native countries for their hide, which is tough and leathery. In some parts of Asia, tapir meat is sold in the shops, although it is said to be less than tasty, with a high fat content. Puma- The removal of pumas, however, has a negative effect on the natural cycle of the rainforest. At the human level, animals that were once eaten by pumas and other predators destroy crops. If the world were to lose the puma it would have impacts all over the world.
12: Cup Fungus | Decomposers | Primary Consumer | Collard Peccary | Producer | When you're here, You're family | Cryosophila Guagara
13: Jaguar | Secondary Consumers | Decomposers | Cup Fungus | Sloth
14: 68.35% | 18.68% | 33.57% | 45.49% | 25.42% | 32.54% | Where the energy goes, We Don't know
15: Got Questions? I Got Answers ;)
16: Q. What to bring? A. flashlight is essential, Other items that are recommended are light weight clothing, hiking boots or good walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. You may want to include a beach towel if you plan on spending a lot of time at the beach. Q. What is the water and air temperature? A. The water temperature is always between 82-85 degrees and air temperature stays in the low to mid 80's. afternoons/evenings, giving us mostly beautiful sunny days. Q. When is the best time to visit? A.Many people enjoy the low season as there are less people, there are more animals out and everything is green and blooming. If you want almost guaranteed sunshine and no rain, you should come in the high season. Q. Where in Costa Rica is Corcovado National Park? A. It is located on the Osa peninsula.
17: Q. Do I need immunizations? A. Malaria and other diseases often found in tropical climates are not common in this area. This is something that we leave up to the visitor. If you feel more comfortable getting preventive shots, then get them. However, they are not required Q. What kind of animals should I expect to see? A. You will see many different animals like tapirs, sloths, monkeys, jaguars, etc. Q. What affects does humans have on the park? A.We impact positively and negatively the park... some people still poach animals like peccaries and jaguars, others like myself affect it positively looking for funds to pay more park guards, and bring students to do research there. Researchers will tell the politicians what are they protecting. Q.When was the Corcovado National Park Established How much land is it? A. It was established on 24 October 1975, and canvases an area of 425 km (263 mi)
18: Thank you | The Corcovado national park is such and beautiful and diverse place. Throughout these pages you learned about the different species that in habit the park. You learned which ones are vital to the park success like the jaguar and survival and the ones that are disappearing before our eyes like the puma and tapir. We also saw the affects of humans on the park, it's astonishing. We saw the succession of the park over the years. The Corcovado National is so remarkably biodiverse in so many ways that it is no wonder it was National Geographic has called it "the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity".
19: Come Again | Corcovado National Park is the backpacking experience of a lifetime. If you have ever imagined yourself swimming up to a deserted golden sand beach lined with coconut palms, then rinsing off under a waterfall surrounded by the verdure of the rainforest. Then you'll find Corcovado's 23 miles (39 km) of beaches appealing. National Geographic called Corcovado National Park the "most biologically intense place on Earth" and this is no exaggeration. All four of the monkeys species found within Costa Rica (Mantled Howler, Squirrel Monkey, Spider Monkey and White-faced Capuchin) exist in large numbers throughout the park. You will see beautiful views everyday from the Osa Peninsula, from the waterfalls, to the tall trees, to the many beautiful animals some of which exclusively live in Corcovado. It’s like you can almost smell the salty air and feel the sun brilliant rays beating down on you. So what are you waiting for book your flight today!