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PUP Hosts Tour of Costa Rican Protected Areas

21 July 2022 7:47 PM | Olivia Parrott (Administrator)

The International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) and PUP members learned new ways to understand protected areas on a pre-conference tour through PUP project sites.  

The PUP Global Heritage Consortium (PUP) sponsored and hosted their first-ever four-day educational tour exploring the history of protected areas throughout Costa Rica. Seven people from the PUP global community attended the trip, which took travelers through diverse protected area systems. The tour, June 19-23, was timed to lead into the annual International Association for Society and Natural Resources Conference.

With this trip, PUP created an environment where the group could collaboratively reflect on the trip and envision a new era of human thriving through wider, deeper linkages between people and heritage, both natural and cultural. The tour, led by PUP Executive Director Jon Kohl and other protected area experts, took participants through PUP work sites: Tirimbina Rainforest National Wildlife Refuge, Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, and Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. 

With this milestone trip, PUP demonstrated its integral approach to protected area management. Attendees got an insider’s view of conservation and management and how it follows other historic forms of management. After the tour (June 12-24). PUP members enjoyed a working retreat near San José. 

Learn more details about the tour in this digital brochure.

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The PUP Global Heritage Consortium is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible non-profit whose mission is to support communities in the protection and management of natural and cultural heritage through our action learning network and evolving Integral tools and approaches. It has offices in the USA, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Colombia. Visit


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