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U.S. Coast Guard to fight illegal fishing in Central America
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U.S. Coast Guard to fight illegal fishing in Central America

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 19, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard will increase efforts to fight illegal fishing in Central and South America, the State Department announced. "The U.S. Coast Guard is expanding its…

Slothy Sunday: Orphaned sloth rescued after being hit by car
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Orphaned sloth rescued after being hit by car

Chelsey Schartz / Toucan Rescue Ranch - January 31, 2021

Meet Muffin. Muffin is an orphaned three-fingered sloth who was found roadside, cold and alone, after being hit by a car. Upon arrival at Toucan Rescue Ranch,…

Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 27, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order that, in part, commits the country to taking bold steps regarding environmental conservation. "The United States and…

Slothy Sunday: Wishing you a warm and cozy day
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Wishing you a warm and cozy day

The Tico Times - January 17, 2021

Like traditional Costa Rican tamales that are wrapped in banana leaves, this sloth enjoys being wrapped up in a blanket. Maybe that’s why the folks at Toucan Rescue…

After year of inaction, international community meets to protect biodiversity
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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After year of inaction, international community meets to protect biodiversity

Anna PELEGRI / AFP - January 11, 2021

The international community meets Monday at a summit in Paris on biodiversity, dedicated to intensifying and launching new conservation plans after a year of almost total inaction.…

Slothy Sunday: Starting the year with a slow, slothie BANG
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Starting the year with a slow, slothie BANG

Mariana Diaz / Toucan Rescue Ranch - January 10, 2021

Happy 2021, sloth fans! We know that, like us, you probably started this year a little more quietly than usual. With our 2020 resolutions going out the…

One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks

AFP - January 9, 2021

Global leaders will try to reignite international environmental diplomacy on Monday, with a biodiversity summit that launches a critical year for efforts to stem the devastating effects…

Electric vehicle adoption rate in Costa Rica remains low
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Electric vehicle adoption rate in Costa Rica remains low

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 29, 2020

Costa Rica this year added 727 new electric vehicles for a total of 3,106 registered in the country, according to the Presidency. Some 330 of those were purchased…

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s smallest primate
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s smallest primate

The Tico Times - December 22, 2020

The tití monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) is a Central American primate species, which has two subspecies that are geographically isolated. One of these subspecies is endemic to Costa…

Costa Rica’s electric grid powered by 98% renewable energy for 6th straight year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s electric grid powered by 98% renewable energy for 6th straight year

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 18, 2020

The Government of Costa Rica expects the country will generate more than 99% of its electric energy from renewable resources in 2020. That means Costa Rica will…