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Forest fires burn more than 2,000 hectares in Guanacaste
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Crime
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Forest fires burn more than 2,000 hectares in Guanacaste

Lindsay Fendt - April 11, 2015

Fierce fires have torn through more than 2,000 hectares of protected areas in four fires in Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste this week. Officials with the National…

More than 500 hectares of protected areas destroyed by wildfires this year
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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More than 500 hectares of protected areas destroyed by wildfires this year

L. Arias - April 8, 2015

Wildfires during the past week have consumed nearly 300 hectares within protected areas, bringing the total so far this year to some 530 hectares in 28 fires,…

Wildfire destroys 5 hectares of Costa Rica’s Palo Verde National Park
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Wildfire destroys 5 hectares of Costa Rica’s Palo Verde National Park

L. Arias - February 11, 2015

Firefighters in the northwestern province of Guanacaste worked until 3 a.m. on Wednesday to extinguish a wildfire that destroyed at least five hectares of Palo Verde National Park. The…

Firefighters urge public to be cautious as dry season kicks off
Fires
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Fires
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Firefighters urge public to be cautious as dry season kicks off

L. Arias - December 3, 2014

As windy and chilly weather – typical of the dry season – comes to Costa Rica this week, firefighters are also reminding the public that it's fire…

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Farmer charged with arson in Palo Verde National Park blaze

L. Arias - February 12, 2013

Prosecutors in Liberia, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, received a complaint against a farmer with the last name Brenes Salazar for allegedly starting a fire that…

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Palo Verde Forest Fire Set by Illegal Hunters

Mike McDonald - April 9, 2010

Park authorities confirmed on Thursday that three hunters ignited the fire that burned roughly 1,000 hectares of land inside Palo Verde National Park in the northwestern province…

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1,500 More Hectares Burn In Palo Verde Park

Leland Baxter-Neal - May 16, 2008

More than 1,500 hectares (about 3,700 acres) of the Palo Verde National Park were charred in a blaze that officials believe was intentionally set.   The fire,…

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