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Cocos Island earns worldwide ‘Blue Park’ distinction from Marine Conservation Institute
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Cocos Island earns worldwide ‘Blue Park’ distinction from Marine Conservation Institute

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 24, 2019

Costa Rica's Cocos Island has been designated as a "Blue Park" by the Marine Conservation Institute, the organization announced this week. The distinction highlights "the world's best…

Poás Volcano National Park to remain closed due to ‘high probability’ of further activity
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National Parks
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Poás Volcano National Park to remain closed due to ‘high probability’ of further activity

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 30, 2019

Update (Wednesday, Oct. 2): The National Park has reopened. Click here for the story. The original story is below. * * * * Poás Volcano National Park, among the…

Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction
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Costa Rica
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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 Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano National Park
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Arenal
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Hiking Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano National Park

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 4, 2019

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…