Climate change is reducing the beach area at Ballena Marine National Park, Costa Rica

Vicente Vargas, 54 years-old, has witnessed the constantly changing sea in the area currently occupied by Ballena Marine National Park. This park is located four hours away from San José, Costa Rica’s capital city.

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Michelle Soto

This article by Michelle Soto was originally published here.

The town of whales

Signals at the beach

“We began reforesting to help recover the natural forest that existed in the park, but the coastal erosion progress is so fast, that the species we were planting were not successful at countering such progress”

Reforestation

Beach monitoring