Corcovado National Park was established in 1975 covering an area of 42,570 hectares on land and 5,375 underwater on the Osa Peninsula in the south of Costa Rica. A rare vast wilderness area said to be home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, Corcovado contains the last major intact forests and wildlife habitats without human development and a variety of forest, beach, coral reef, mangrove and freshwater marsh ecosystems unique to the Americas [3, 7]. Although Corcovado National Park has protected status and Costa Rica has solid environmental legislation such as the mining code, biodiversity law, and national parks law, it has not stopped criminal organizations, miners, smugglers, and hunters from going after its abundant resources ever since the park was founded [1, 5]. Cocaine traffickers are also very active along Corcovado’s coastlines, where their boats tear up the beach and they terrorize locals and animals. These groups are mainly from outside of the region, as locals typically do not hunt in the park for subsistence and are actively involved in the park’s conservation [1, 6]. Ugalde, director of the Osa Conservation Area (ACOSA), which contains Corcovado National Park, explained, “They’re armed to the teeth, so they’re not poor people. They’re armed with machine guns and driving luxury SUVs” . With only 27 rangers guarding the area 24/7, there are not nearly enough staff to cover the entire area of the park against the very quick, numerous, well-funded, and technologically savvy criminals, among other structural issues [1, 5, 6]. Thugs can enter the park and leave from many trails and access points, by boat and foot. Professional hunters use $9,000 hunting dogs to chase down and kill jaguars, deer, wild pig and other vanishing species. Turtles and their eggs are also a valuable commodity. Local and national syndicates poach fish, mine gold, and hunt wildlife like the Paca and deer for commercial sale from deep in the core areas of the national park’s wildlife habitats . Endangered sharks are killed for their valuable fins, while scarlet macaws are often trapped to sell in the exotic pet trade. Other animals are hunted for food by the dozens of illegal miners and loggers that can reside in a park for weeks at a time . They even submit false sightings or tips to distract park rangers from areas where they are actually committing their crimes .