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Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction
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Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 5, 2019

Costa Rica's Cocos Island is one of six finalists to be designated as a "Global Ocean Refuge" by the Marine Conservation Institute. The organization nominates "protected areas…

Hiking Arenal Volcano National Park: A giant tree and a new trail
Arenal
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Arenal
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Hiking Arenal Volcano National Park: A giant tree and a new trail

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 4, 2019

ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK — It almost seems silly, hiking several kilometers through secondary forest to see a single tree. That is, until you reach it. The…

Manuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements
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Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 30, 2019

Costa Rica’s most popular national park is getting busier. Manuel Antonio National Park now welcomes up to 2,700 visitors each day following upgrades to its wastewater treatment…

Poás Volcano registers overnight eruption, National Park closed Monday
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Poás Volcano registers overnight eruption, National Park closed Monday

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 11, 2019

Poás Volcano erupted early Monday morning, prompting the closure of its national park. According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), the eruption began…

Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site

The Tico Times - December 5, 2017

Located 532 km away from Cabo Blanco, Puntarenas, Cocos Island is celebrating its 20th anniversary of being declared by the UNESCO as a Natural Heritage for Humanity…

Costa Rican researchers want to use nature sounds in healing therapies
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican researchers want to use nature sounds in healing therapies

L. Arias - June 26, 2017

The sounds of rains, winds, waves, or the trilling of birds on the Osa Peninsula could soon be used as a therapeutic tool to improve the quality of life…

UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve
Conservation
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Conservation
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UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

UNESCO’s International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme, which is meeting this week in Paris, added Costa Rica's Savegre Reserve to its World Network…

President Solís tours Poás Volcano region following strong explosion
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Solís tours Poás Volcano region following strong explosion

L. Arias - April 24, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís visited the areas surrounding Poás Volcano National Park and urged the population to follow suit in order to support local businesses, which are seeing drastic…

UPDATE:  Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park

L. Arias - April 13, 2017

UPDATE: April 14. 10:34 a.m. Vulcanologists from OVSICORI and the National Seismological Network reported two strong eruptions at Poás Volcano at 7:39 a.m. and 7:57 a.m. on Friday. The…

Gas, vapor at Poás Volcano prompts preventive measures
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Costa Rica
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Gas, vapor at Poás Volcano prompts preventive measures

L. Arias - April 10, 2017

Tourists visiting the Poás Volcano on Sunday afternoon were forced to evacuate the popular national park as a preventive measure due to an increase in the emanation…