environmental

DOCUMENTARY: Cocos Island: Mystery of the Pacific Ocean

Great documentary! Cocos Island protrudes from the Pacific Ocean – a lone volcano peeking out of the blue grey waters, off the Costa Rican coast. The island has many similarities with the fictional Treasure Island, penned by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, himself an intrepid traveler. Maybe he was inspired by tales of Cocos Island as he never went there himself. The tiny island is just 25 sqm2 and covered by an impenetrable jungle of streams, waterfalls and gorges, making it the world’s largest uninhabited island rainforest. Because it is so isolated, unique flora and fauna flourish. Today, as a national park and world natural heritage, park rangers guard and oversee the entire island so it may hopefully remain a treasure for decades and centuries to come.

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