Jaeger-LeCoultre makes an exceptional donation to Coco Islands National Park (Costa Rica) inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

12.19.13

In the context of its partnership with UNESCO World Heritage Centre that started in 2008, Jaeger-LeCoultre has made an exceptional donation of 30 000 euros to Coco Islands National Park (Costa Rica), one of the 46 marine World Heritage sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage.

Jaeger-LeCoultre initiative was announced during a cocktail hosted in Jaeger-LeCoultre retailer Tiempo Global shop in San José (Costa Rica) and attended by 200 guests. This donation will be dedicated to preserving this exceptional marine site inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1997.

“Since 2008 Jaeger-LeCoultre has been a proud partner of Unesco and the World Heritage Centre’s Marine Program. Established in a breathtakingly beautiful and unique Valley in Switzerland for 180 years, Jaeger-LeCoultre is fully dedicated to the conservation of the environment, the heritage and issues that could represent a growing business in a natural environment. Jaeger-LeCoultre has chosen to partner with UNESCO because it is a reference institution concerned with the challenging duality between economic development and the protection of our common marine heritage”, said Isabelle Gervais, Jaeger-LeCoultre International Public Relations Director.

Coco Islands National Park
Cocos Island National Park, located 550 km off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is the only island in the tropical eastern Pacific with a tropical rainforest. Its position as the first point of contact with the northern equatorial counter-current, and the myriad interactions between the island and the surrounding marine ecosystem, make the area an ideal laboratory for the study of biological processes. The underwater world of the national park has become famous due to the attraction it holds for divers, who rate it as one of the best places in the world to view large pelagic species such as sharks, rays, tuna and dolphins.

The island is of volcanic origin consisting of basaltic rock which presents a rugged relief characterized by an irregular coastline with cliffs rising almost vertically from a narrow shore to heights of 200m. There are two bays (Bahía Wafer and Bahía Chatham) with sandy beaches. Inland, the terrain is mountainous with numerous rivers and streams, many of which plunge over the peripheral cliffs in spectacular waterfalls.