• CURRENT COSTA RICA COVID TOTALS

    Confirmed 184,187, Deaths 2,416, Recovered 141,374

  • CURRENT COSTA RICA COVID TOTALS

    Confirmed 184,187, Deaths 2,416, Recovered 141,374

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 18, 2019

Isla Nublar, the setting for much of the "Jurassic Park" series, is unfortunately not a real Costa Rican island. Cocos Island, though, is very much real. Located…

Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site
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Environment & Wildlife
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Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site

The Tico Times - December 5, 2017

Located 532 km away from Cabo Blanco, Puntarenas, Cocos Island is celebrating its 20th anniversary of being declared by the UNESCO as a Natural Heritage for Humanity…

US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guard
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Costa Rica
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US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guard

The Tico Times - June 22, 2016

The U.S. government will donate two Island-class cutter patrol boats with a total value of $18.9 million to the Costa Rican Coast Guard. The 110-foot ships will…

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica
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Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 18, 2015

Related: Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase Celebrity conservationist Paul Watson turned the tables Tuesday in his long legal…

Tiny Monaco helps OAS launch effort to save oceans from ravages of climate change
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Environment and Wildlife
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Tiny Monaco helps OAS launch effort to save oceans from ravages of climate change

Larry Luxner - October 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Organization of American States held an international discussion on global ocean policy this week, focused on dangers to coral reefs, pollution and the effects…

Cocos Island park rangers rescue fishermen, request resources
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Cocos Island park rangers rescue fishermen, request resources

The Tico Times - October 6, 2015

A recent rescue near Costa Rica's Cocos Island National Park has raised concerns among park rangers about their ability to do an increasingly complex job with meager resources. Three…

Costa Rica Conservationists and IIlegal Fishing At Cocos Island
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Costa Rica Conservationists and IIlegal Fishing At Cocos Island

The Tico Times - August 24, 2015

Want to help stop illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s remote, species-rich Cocos Island? Now you can, from the comfort of your couch anywhere in the world -…

Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island
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Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

The Tico Times - July 17, 2015

Drones are best known for their place on the battlefield but conservationists hope unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, can transition to a different fight: illegal fishing. In…

Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island
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Environment and Wildlife
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Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island

The Tico Times - June 8, 2015

"Most of the ocean is cold and dark. Most of what is known about the ocean is in that upper 1,000 feet or so. You look at…

Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island
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Environment and Wildlife
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Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island

L. Arias - April 7, 2015

A campaign launched Tuesday is asking people and businesses in Costa Rica to donate money to buy a speedboat for park rangers at Isla del Coco National Park to fight illegal fishing…