Álvaro Ugalde, was one of the most important promoter of the Costa Rica system of national parks has just pass away last february at 68 years old because an infarct.
Ugalde aside with Mario Boza promoted on the 70s a initiative for defending Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity which ended in the foundation of many national parks and nature reserves. Nowadays those protected areas cover almost 25% of the Costa Rica territory.
Being the tourism one of the most important economic factors of our central america country, is safe to said that Alvaro legacy is of great importance in Costa Rica actual history.
All the protected nature areas receive thousands of visitors every year.
Thanks Alvaro, for taking care of our flora and fauna.