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Million Dollar Donation helps Costa Rica Biodiversity Study

The Costa Rican biodiversity identification project "BioAlfa" received a $1 million grant from the Walder Foundation in Chicago, the Center for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG)...

What are the Biosphere Reserves of Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has a wealth of biosphere reserves, and the number is likely to rise in the future. This is the country's, and UNESCO's,...

Costa Rica to participate in COP26 climate summit

President Carlos Alvarado will lead the Costa Rican delegation that will participate in COP26,

‘Moment of truth’: UN Biodiversity chief urges action as biodiversity summit opens

Beijing, the world's biggest polluter, has sought to position itself in recent years as a world leader on environmental issues.

UN summit to tackle ‘unprecedented’ biodiversity threats

Goals include protecting 30% of lands and oceans, a measure led by France and Costa Rica.

Reforestation through subsidization: Bringing back Costa Rica’s forests one farm at a time

Last month the First Latin American Congress on Sustainability, Ecology and Evolution (SEE) was held in Parque Viva, Alajuela.

The future of tropical forest restoration is community-led

The future of restoring tropical forests should not be exclusively in the hands of governments, argues Rebecca Cole, director of three biological stations in Costa Rica run by the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). The ecologist believes private institutions and landowners could also have a stake in those efforts.

New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica

The discovery brings the total number of snakes in Costa Rica to 143, of which 23 are venomous.

20 new wasp species named after Costa Rican schoolchildren

Twenty Guanacaste schoolchildren drew their way into the (natural) history books this year and became the first kids in region -- and maybe anywhere -- to have wasp species named in their honor.

Surprise newborn panda twins vocal, ‘very, very active’

A first tiny cub - pink, hairless and only about the size of an adult mouse - was born at 5:35 pm (2135 GMT) Saturday and Mei Xiang reacted by tenderly picking up it up. Just when conservationists thought they had heard all the good news, the zoo tweeted: "We can confirm a second cub was born at 10:07. It appears healthy. #PandaStory."

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