Cocos Island is a World Heritage Site and one of the world’s premiere diving destinations. Its protected waters serve as an underwater hub for large marine congregations. Sharks, dolphin, turtles, huge schools of jacks, rays, and many other animals are permanent residents, or pass by the island during migrations. This spot is not only beautiful, but because it has minimal human settlement, it serves as a vital baseline for scientific study.
The remoteness of Cocos Island has kept the island vibrant and pristine. But now that remoteness threatens the island and leaves it vulnerable to poachers. Costa Rica National Park guards are on site but face challenges that hinder them from combating the well-equipped poachers. Often a simple need such as a gasket or a propeller stands between the guards and successful patrolling.
Development of the Voice of Cocos Island will give the world a window into the daily activities of Cocos Island park guards and visitors. It will create a level of communication and transparency that will enable Cocos Island aficionados and supporters to follow daily activity and track their donations. The program will also give the world the opportunity to enjoy the seasonal changes and constant discoveries that are happening from the comfort of their home or office.
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