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Costa Rica Increases Protection of its Ecosystems by Over 16 million Hectares

According to the Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica has increased, in the last two years, the protection of its ecosystems by a...

Inside Costa Rica’s Sloth Sanctuary: Horror show or a solution to a complicated issue?

When two former veterinarians filed a scathing complaint against the world-renowned Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica in Cahuita, it sent shockwaves through the rescue center that founder Judy Avey-Arroyo began 24 years ago.

New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica

The discovery brings the total number of snakes in Costa Rica to 143, of which 23 are venomous.

This strange little sea snail uses water wings to ‘fly’

The aptly-named Arctic "sea butterfly" (Limacina helicina), a species of sea snail, uses the same biomechanics as animals that fly through the air.

20 new wasp species named after Costa Rican schoolchildren

Twenty Guanacaste schoolchildren drew their way into the (natural) history books this year and became the first kids in region -- and maybe anywhere -- to have wasp species named in their honor.

Costa Rica’s INBioparque to remain open

Three ministries will take over the administration and the almost ₡100 million ($188,000) monthly expenses to keep the INBioparque open.

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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