CPI Training on Handling and Rescuing Dangerous Reptiles

  • Work with members of the fire department and the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC, for its acronym in Spanish)

Lidiette Guerrero Portilla, Journalist of the Divulgation and Information Office

Fuente: Costa Rica University

In light of the increasing number of crocodile sightings in urban areas, and of snakes in different locations across the country, the Clodomiro Picado Institute of the UCR developed a training program for rescue teams to handle and rescue dangerous reptiles.

Recently, 16 fire fighters were trained at the Estación Biológica La Selva in Sarapiqui, and 12 more at the Estación Biológica de Palo Verde, in Cañas, Guanacaste. A total of 85 members of rescue teams have been trained in five classes, and they are waiting for two more trainings that will take place in the following months.