Laguna Las Camelias Wildlife Refuge

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Laguna Las Camelias Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Laguna Las Camelias Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Laguna Las Camelias Wildlife Refuge
Location within Costa Rica
Location Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Nearest city Upala
Coordinates 10°57′46″N 85°06′05″W / 10.9628°N 85.1014°W / 10.9628; -85.1014Coordinates: 10°57′46″N 85°06′05″W / 10.9628°N 85.1014°W / 10.9628; -85.1014[1]
Area 200 acres (0.81 km2)
Established 1994
Governing body National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)

Laguna Las Camelias Wildlife Refuge, also the Camelias Lagoon National Wildlife Refuge, is a wildlife refuge that is part of the Arenal Huetar Norte Conservation Area, in the northern part of Costa Rica, near Upala in the Alajuela Province, close to the border with Nicaragua. It protects palustrine wetlands and forests which serve as a feeding and breeding ground for 240 species of birds, including the Muscovy duck and jabiru.

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