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Cocos Island earns worldwide ‘Blue Park’ distinction from Marine Conservation Institute
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Cocos Island earns worldwide ‘Blue Park’ distinction from Marine Conservation Institute

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 24, 2019

Costa Rica's Cocos Island has been designated as a "Blue Park" by the Marine Conservation Institute, the organization announced this week. The distinction highlights "the world's best…

Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction
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Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 5, 2019

Costa Rica's Cocos Island is one of six finalists to be designated as a "Global Ocean Refuge" by the Marine Conservation Institute. The organization nominates "protected areas…

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…

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…

Costa Rican awarded prestigious marine conservation fellowship
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Costa Rican awarded prestigious marine conservation fellowship

The Tico Times - February 24, 2016

Costa Rican environmentalist Randall Arauz took home $150,000 Tuesday in support of his work promoting ocean conservation in Costa Rica. Arauz, president of the environmental group Pretoma, was selected…