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Environment of Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 38.7% of the total energy use. Costa Rica emits 1.7 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Costa Rica is 20.


Total land area of Costa Rica is 51,100 km2 (approx. 19,730 mi²). 20440 km2 of Costa Rica's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 40% of all the land in the country.

Issues Costa Rica faces

Currently Costa Rica faces various issues, including deforestation and land use change, largely a result of the clearing of land for cattle ranching and agriculture, soil erosion, coastal marine pollution, fisheries protection, solid waste management, air pollution.