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Costa Rica unveils new stations in Corcovado National Park to attract tourism
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Conservation
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Costa Rica unveils new stations in Corcovado National Park to attract tourism

Michael Krumholtz - February 17, 2017

The Costa Rican government unveiled new installments in Corcovado National Park as part of a $2.4 million investment that officials say should help increase tourism numbers to…

San Lucas: Here’s one prison in Costa Rica you might actually want to visit
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Activities
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San Lucas: Here’s one prison in Costa Rica you might actually want to visit

Amanda Zúñiga - October 7, 2016

In Costa Rica it’s best to avoid going to prison — except in this case. San Lucas Island in the Gulf of Nicoya was once home to…

Inside Costa Rica’s Sloth Sanctuary: Horror show or a solution to a complicated issue?
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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Inside Costa Rica’s Sloth Sanctuary: Horror show or a solution to a complicated issue?

Michael Krumholtz - August 1, 2016

CAHUITA, Limón -- There’s an area in the back of Costa Rica’s Sloth Sanctuary that most visitors do not see. More than 100 injured adult sloths are kept in rows…

Santa Ana animal sanctuary comes with sad backstories, better endings
Animals
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Animals
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Santa Ana animal sanctuary comes with sad backstories, better endings

Karl Kahler - July 14, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — When the ocelot was spotted in a tree at a kindergarten here, animal handlers came out and shot it with a sleeping…

Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José
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adventure
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Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José

Michael Krumholtz - June 3, 2016

Toucans and falcons soar above the lush rain forest neighboring the Braulio Carrillo National Park as a patch of fog settles in the distance. The birds' mating…

Nosara’s ‘mama monkey’ making a big difference at Sibu Sanctuary
Animals
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Animals
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Nosara’s ‘mama monkey’ making a big difference at Sibu Sanctuary

Michael Krumholtz - May 16, 2016

NOSARA, Guanacaste – A small howler monkey was climbing on Vicki Coan's head, ruffling up her once-straight dirty blonde hair when I tried to take a picture of…

Costa Rica utility company helps protect wildlife along 250 km of power lines
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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Costa Rica utility company helps protect wildlife along 250 km of power lines

L. Arias - November 23, 2015

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) reported that in the past two years it has spent ₡250 million ($460,000) on measures to protect wildlife, particularly to prevent animals from dying while…

US adds two macaws to endangered species list
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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US adds two macaws to endangered species list

AFP - October 1, 2015

MIAMI – Poaching and habitat loss have landed the military macaw (Ara militaris) and the great green macaw (Ara ambiguus), two birds typically found in Central and South…

It’s dolphin and whale season in southern Costa Rica
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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It’s dolphin and whale season in southern Costa Rica

Alberto Font - October 1, 2015

A dolphin dives in Golfo Dulce during a recent sunrise over the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's southern Pacific. Dolphins and whales migrate heavily through the area from July to…

Pigeon overpopulation in San José threatens human health, historic monuments
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Environment
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Pigeon overpopulation in San José threatens human health, historic monuments

L. Arias - August 17, 2015

Large flocks of pigeons are part of San José’s daily landscape, and while pedestrians are mostly used to the scene, health officials say the local winged population is…

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