The Network of Protected Areas of the University of Costa Rica (RAP) was created by the University Council in session N° 5628 of May 8th, 2012. In 2014, the Rectory assigned professional and administrative staff to this unit.
It is a special unit attached to the Vice Rector’s office for Research of the University of Costa Rica. It has a multidisciplinary nature, dedicated to the protection of the natural reserve areas of the UCR or administered by agreements, which protect diverse natural resources for national and institutional convenience.
The RAP consists of the lands dedicated to the conservation attached to it. This assignment was formalized by agreement of the Advisory Council of the Network, based on an explicit request from the respective collegiate body of the academic or research unit that manages each protected area.
It is integrated by the Director, who is in charge of coordinating the activities of the Network, by an Advisory Council, which is responsible for establishing the general guidelines, by a Consultative Council that provides opportunities for analysis, reflection, evaluation and continuous improvement of the RAP, and by support staff necessary for administrative functions.
The Advisory Council of the RAP is made up of the Director of the Network and the Directors or representatives of those academic units that have protected areas attached to them. The Director of the Network chairs the Advisory Council.
|Dr. Bernal Rodríguez Herrera||Director of the Special Unit Network of Protected Areasemail@example.com|
|Dr. Fernando García Santamaría .||Vice Rector for Research||Santa Ana Experimental Farmfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|M.Sc. Daniel Briceño Lobo||
Director of Biology School
|Leonelo Oviedo Reserve, José María Orozco Garden and Farm email@example.com|
|M.Sc. Ana Pereira Pérez||Guanacaste Campus||Representative Ramón Álvarez Forestfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|M.L. Marjorie Jiménez Castro||Vice Rector for Social Action||Siete Manantiales Farmemail@example.com|
|Dr. Alberto Alape Girón||Instituto Clodomiro Picado||Coralillo Farmfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ing. Lolita Durán Umaña||Regional Atlantic Campus||Representative of FEIMAemail@example.com|
|Licda. Roxana Salazar Bonilla||Director of Regional Western Campus||El Laguito, Demostrative Forest, Alberto Manuel Brenes Reserve
and New Reserve of San Ramón
It is made up of those responsible of the Protected Areas attached to the Network.