Ostional Wildlife Refuge
|Ostional Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica|
|Area||85.7 km2 (33.1 sq mi)|
|Governing body||National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)|
The Ostional Wildlife Refuge is a 85.7 km2 (33.1 sq mi) Wildlife refuge of Costa Rica, part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, was originally declared a protected area in 1982, and its status has been changed several times since then, including covering a larger area both on land and out to sea. It was created to protect important nesting beaches of the Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
- "Ostional (Estatal) National Wildlife Refuge". protectedplanet.net.
- Ostional Wildlife Refuge at Costa Rica National Parks
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