The Korea Forest Service established a MOU with the Ministry of Environment and Energy of the Republic of Costa Rica concerning cooperation in the field of forest development and ecosystem services.
The MOU was signed by Dr. KIM Jaehyun, Minister of the Korea Forest Service and MSc. Carlos Manuel Rodr?guez Echandi, Minister of Environment and Energy at Arenal Volcan National Park in Alajuela on July 29th 2019. Both sides hope to cooperate on forestry, biodiversity, ecosystem services, forest eco-tourism and so on.
Costa Rica is rich in forest biodiversity and has sustainable forest conservation programs and various eco-tourism activities including payment for environment services. With the establishment of this MOU, the Korea Forest Service expects to develop policy for forest ecosystem management, conservation of forest biodiversity, promotion of forest jobs and improvement of forest eco-tourism contributing to local livelihood.