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It’s a bug’s life: Protecting Costa Rica’s buggy biodiversity
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It’s a bug’s life: Protecting Costa Rica’s buggy biodiversity

Sandy Sandoval - May 15, 2019

The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's South Pacific is a corner of paradise, named the most biologically intense place on Earth due to its striking natural setting.…

Costa Rica’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding
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Costa Rica’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 30, 2019

The Corcovado Foundation is Costa Rica’s lone representative as a finalist for international funding through the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). EOCA selected the Corcovado Foundation for…

Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation
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Environment and Wildlife
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Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation

Ana Fernandez / AFP - February 28, 2019

For almost a century, the inhabitants of Robinson Crusoe — named for literature's most famous castaway — have known that their island's fragile ecosystem depends on them…

Helping save Costa Rica’s smallest primate: The tití monkey
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Helping save Costa Rica’s smallest primate: The tití monkey

Sandy Sandoval - November 11, 2018

The tití monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) is a Central American primate species, which has two subspecies that are geographically isolated, one of these subspecies is endemic to Costa…

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…

Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia’s tree frog
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Colorful frogs
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Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia’s tree frog

Alexander Villegas - August 7, 2018

It took 20 years of research, but Andrew Gray, the Curator of Herpetology at the Manchester Museum, finally discovered a new species of frog, the Cruziohyla sylviae.…

Battle over Tortuguero Road heats up again
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Travel and Tourism
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Battle over Tortuguero Road heats up again

John McPhaul - July 2, 2018

The on-and-off battle over the proposed road through the Atlantic Coast Tortuguero National Park is heating up again after the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) stopped…

Hotel program conserves scarlet macaws in the Central Pacific Area
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corporate social responsibility
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Hotel program conserves scarlet macaws in the Central Pacific Area

The Tico Times - July 2, 2018

Costa Rica is home to approximately 1,600 scarlet macaws or ara macaos, a population that is distributed throughout Central Pacific Conservation Area (600), the Osa Conservation area…

Kids Saving the Rainforest: the Costa Rican initiative that’s gone global
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Kids Saving the Rainforest: the Costa Rican initiative that’s gone global

Ellen Zoe Golden - February 26, 2018

In the last year, the Kids Saving the Rainforest organization, headquartered in Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast, has made great strides toward continuing the…

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…

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