We’ve made it around the world and end between the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico in the Central American country of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica was sparsely inhabited by indigenous people before it came under Spanish rule in the 16th century. Once a poor and isolated colony, since becoming independent in the 18th century, Costa Rica has become one of the most stable, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America. It constitutionally abolished its army permanently in 1949, becoming the first and one of the few sovereign nations without a standing army.Costa Rica is known for its progressive environmental policies, being the only country to meet all five criterion established to measure environmental sustainability. (Wiki)
Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters a 5% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. 25.58 % of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory. (VisitCostaRica)
Learn about the Costa Rica wildlife and sustainable agricultural practices being taught at Earth University.