Gulf of Nicoya Blue Carbon Stock Assessment – Costa Rica

A comprehensive analysis of carbon stocks in the mangroves of the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica, was conducted by Conservation International-Costa Rica and CATIE in 2014 using remote sensing and extensive field sampling.  This assessment revealed changes in mangrove cover and carbon stocks since 1954 and recovery and an overall understanding of current stock levels.

Conservation International is now partnering with Silvestrum in order to evaluate the economic scenarios that could be applied to maintain and restore specific areas of mangroves for blue carbon investments.

For more information about this project, please contact CI Costa Rica Director Marco Quesada ( or CI Costa Rica Marine Program Manager Ana Gloria Guzman (