Costa Rica to Ban Sport Hunting

Costa Rica, as the first Latin American country to do this, has approved legislation to ban sport hunting. Once they reformed their conservation of wildlife law on October 2nd, the new law of banned sport hunting but “still allowing culling and subsistence hunting”, was approved by President Laura Chinchilla. This initiative will help to support the biodiversity of Costa Rica that brings in it’s annual tourists, which is 5% of the country’s GDP.

 

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