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Expansion of monoculture farming could mean extinction for some tropical birds

According to a new study published in the magazine Science Friday, forest-dwelling birds in Costa Rica, like the Trogon or Resplendent Quetzal, are especially struggling to adapt to areas converted into intense monocultures, like sugarcane or pineapple plantations.

Geek out on nature at Costa Rica’s new online biodiversity portal

Biologists estimate that at least four percent of the world's plant and animal species live in Costa Rica. Now, information on all of those species is available to anyone at the Costa Rica National Museum's online national biodiversity portal, Ecobiosis.
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Guatemala’s New President Faces Uphill Battle

After winning the presidency of Guatemala with the promise of a head-on fight against corruption, Bernardo Arévalo completes 100 days in power this Tuesday...

Is Costa Rica Becoming a Growing Hub for Cryptocurrency?

Costa Rica ranks 92nd in Chainalysis' Global Cryptocurrency Adoption Index 2023. The report highlights widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies, with many companies accepting them as...

Birds of Costa Rica: Meet the Gray-Headed Kite

What do you get when you combine the broad wings and big body of a raptor with a little curved beak on a small...