More Illegal Logging in Tortuguero National Refuge

Officials of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications(MINAE) seized nearly 6 000 pieces of lumber in the area around the Wildlife Refuge Barra of Tortuguero.

Authorities say the suspects were cutting wood in the night, to put it on sale in stores in San Jose.

MINAE officials say about 25 hectares were affected in this detention. There were about 256 trees cut to remove the wood. The farm is in custody while the prosecution staff of Pococí performing the process.

In the place where the wood is confiscation, did not stop anyone responsible for the moment, authorities are investigating the situation.

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