A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers
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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
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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
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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
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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…

Jaguars in danger: Building pathways for wild cats to protect a Costa Rican symbol
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Environment and Wildlife
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Jaguars in danger: Building pathways for wild cats to protect a Costa Rican symbol

Fabíola Ortiz - October 3, 2018

Every year, dozens of jaguars and other wild cats are killed in accidents when crossing highways in Costa Rica. The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a national symbol…

Young Costa Ricans aim to save the danta through Nai Conservation
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Environment and Wildlife
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Young Costa Ricans aim to save the danta through Nai Conservation

Sandy Sandoval - September 26, 2018

The Central American tapir is large. In fact, it’s the largest terrestrial mammal in the Neotropics. These animals can weigh up to 300 kilograms and the Bribri…

Tico Times 360: Whale watching tour in Marino Ballena National Park
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Costa Rica
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Tico Times 360: Whale watching tour in Marino Ballena National Park

The Tico Times - September 24, 2018

It's whale watching season in Costa Rica. Every year, thousands of humpback whales come to Costa Rica to give birth. The warm waters keep predators at bay…

In search of sustainability in Limón: What is sustainability?
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Environment and Wildlife
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In search of sustainability in Limón: What is sustainability?

Dr. Khosrow Farahbakhsh - September 23, 2018

I still remember the day I was asked to teach thermodynamics to a class of third year engineering students. I was terrified because I hated the topic…

How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees
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Changemakers
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How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees

Sandy Sandoval - September 12, 2018

Bees have always shown what it means to live in a harmonious system of collaboration. These tiny insects are a testament that a team made up of…

Free entry to all national parks tomorrow for National Parks Day
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Environment and Wildlife
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Free entry to all national parks tomorrow for National Parks Day

The Tico Times - August 23, 2018

Entry to all Costa Rican national parks is free for National Parks Day tomorrow. The holiday, celebrated every Aug. 24 since 1986, commemorates the creation of the…

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