Costa Rica To Ban Hunting For Sport

Costa Rica to ban hunting for sport

Costa Rica is poised to become the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport after its congress provisionally approved reforms to its wildlife conservation law.

Politicians voted 41 in favour of and five against the ban, and a second vote expected in the coming week is widely seen as ratifying changes to the law, which aims to protect animals in one of the world’s most biodiverse countries.

Costa Rica’s national parks attract 300,000 visitors a year, and tourism is a mainstay of the economy. Read the full article here.