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Costa Rica signs decree to protect its coral reefs
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica signs decree to protect its coral reefs

AFP and The Tico Times - June 10, 2019

Costa Rica launched on Saturday a project to protect its corals from the impact of climate change. President Carlos Alvarado signed a decree for the "promotion of…

Costa Rica to host PreCOP 25 in October
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica to host PreCOP 25 in October

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2019

The Costa Rican government hopes to continue to establish itself as a global climate leader when the country hosts PreCOP25, an international meeting preceding the United Nations…

Video: Puma caught in Tibás released into wild
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Video: Puma caught in Tibás released into wild

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 12, 2019

A puma that was captured Sunday in a Tibás neighborhood by the Firefighters Corps and the Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE) has been safely released back into…

Slothy Sunday: At home in the water
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Slothy Sunday: At home in the water

The Tico Times - March 3, 2019

Did you know that sloths are amazing swimmers? Sloths can move up to three times faster in the water than they can on land. This story was…

Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation

Ana Fernandez / AFP - February 28, 2019

For almost a century, the inhabitants of Robinson Crusoe — named for literature's most famous castaway — have known that their island's fragile ecosystem depends on them…

A plan to decarbonize by 2050 – how will Costa Rica pay for it?
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A plan to decarbonize by 2050 – how will Costa Rica pay for it?

Alexander Villegas - February 26, 2019

On Sunday, Costa Rica announced its vision for the future, and it’s carbon-free. Christiana Figueres, who’s heading the United Nations fight on climate change, took to the…

A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers

Todd Staley - February 7, 2019

Many people applauded Costa Rica for outlawing shrimp trawling last year. The new ruling has survived many court challenges and even today the shrimp industry and INCOPESCA,…

Slothy Sundays: A dangerous dump
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Slothy Sundays: A dangerous dump

The Tico Times - January 27, 2019

Sloths have little reason to leave the safety of the rain forest canopy, but once a week the sluggish mammals descend to the base of their favorite…

Slothy Sundays: A topsy-turvy world
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Slothy Sundays: A topsy-turvy world

The Tico Times - January 20, 2019

Did you know that sloths spend 90 percent of their time upside down? Equipping wild sloths with backpacks that track their movements, a researcher in Costa Rica…

Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica

Sandy Sandoval - October 11, 2018

There has been a drastic decline in the population of several shark species around the world over the past few years, and according to the International Union…

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