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BI­OL­O­GIST, ROGER TORY PETER­SON IN­STI­TUTE Fab­u­lous man­grove forests fringe the es­tu­ar­ies around the Ni­coya Penin­sula.

Among their var­i­ous trees, the tea man­grove stands out – its flow­ers are the pri­mary food-source for the En­dan­gered man­grove hum­ming­bird. This beau­ti­ful bird is en­demic to Costa Rica, so the quicker the coastal man­grove forests shrink, the rarer the species be­comes. Ni­coya’s bi­o­log­i­cal-cor­ri­dor project is to­day cru­cial to its con­ser­va­tion.

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