Act 10007 of August 24, 2021, Declares the two-toed sloth and the three-toed sloth as National Symbols of the Wild Fauna of Costa Rica, published in Digital Gazette 176 of September 14, 2021. 4 articles. Legislative file 22617.
The act delegates to the Ministry of Environment and Energy the conservation and protection of the sloth and its habitat, especially the restoration of river protection areas.
The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation must implement aerial wildlife crossings on national routes in priority places with the greatest impact on sloths and other wildlife species run over.
It is the responsibility of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute and private electricity companies to implement the measures to reduce the damage or injuries caused in the power lines.
The regulation authorizes the Costa Rican Tourism Institute to use the image of the sloth for its advertising campaigns, locally and internationally.
Other government institutions, non-governmental organizations, public and private companies may also develop initiatives that promote the conservation of sloths and their habitat.