Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

San Jose – Costa Rica just became the first country in Latin America to ban hunting for sport. Costa Rica’s Congress voted unanimously on Monday to approve the ban, which will protect the country’s wildlife including several species of native big cats. Any hunters caught breaking the new law will face jail time or hefty fines.

Earlier this fall, an amendment was made to the country’s Wildlife Conservation law. The new hunting ban strengthens this reform. Costa Rica is a very environmentally conscious country, and it has placed a major focus on conserving its rich biodiversity.


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