Curú Wildlife Refuge

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Curú Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Curú Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Curú Wildlife Refuge
Location within Costa Rica
Location Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Coordinates 9°47′36″N 84°55′21″W / 9.7934°N 84.9226°W / 9.7934; -84.9226Coordinates: 9°47′36″N 84°55′21″W / 9.7934°N 84.9226°W / 9.7934; -84.9226[1]
Area 173 acres (0.70 km2)
Established 1983
Governing body National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)

The Curú Wildlife Refuge is a Wildlife refuge of Costa Rica, part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, tropical dry forests on the southern Nicoya Peninsula, near Tambor. Although it is a wildlife refuge it is also private property forming part of a ranch of 12.14 square kilometres, two thirds of which are forest with the remainder used for cattle breeding.

The refuge protects the habitat of many types of birds, as well as animals such as White-tailed Deer, howler monkeys, coyotes, armadillos and boa constrictors.

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