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Kiwi conservationist bitten by fer-de-lance in Costa Rica
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Kiwi conservationist bitten by fer-de-lance in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 28, 2020

Kiwi conservationist Pete Bethune was rescued by coworkers and Costa Rican authorities after being bitten by a fer-de-lance in Golfito on Saturday. The New Zealander, founder of…

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s smallest primate
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s smallest primate

The Tico Times - December 22, 2020

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…

Costa Rica launches crowdfunding campaign for northern reforestation
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches crowdfunding campaign for northern reforestation

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 9, 2020

Costa Rica on Wednesday launched a fundraising campaign titled "Huella del Futuro" with the goal of planting 200,000 trees in nine northern cantons by September 2021. In…

Costa Rica receives $54.1 million from Green Climate Fund for reducing emissions
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica receives $54.1 million from Green Climate Fund for reducing emissions

AFP - November 10, 2020

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) awarded Costa Rica $54.1 million for the protection of forests, in recognition of the country's achievements in reducing emissions, the government reported…

Costa Rica bets on carbon offsets to conserve environment, support eco-tourism
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica bets on carbon offsets to conserve environment, support eco-tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 29, 2020

SARAPIQUÍ, Heredia — Costa Rica is offering tourists the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint as part of a program to support ecotourism. Visitors who choose to…

Watch: Spotting the elusive tapir in Bijagua, Costa Rica
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Watch: Spotting the elusive tapir in Bijagua, Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2020

The Central American tapir is large. In fact, it’s the largest terrestrial mammal in the Neotropics. Known colloquially as the "danta," the Central American tapir (Tapirus bairdii)…

World Conservation Congress postponed (again) due to Covid-19
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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World Conservation Congress postponed (again) due to Covid-19

AFP - September 16, 2020

The World Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which was originally scheduled to take place in France in June 2020 and was postponed…

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches get blue flags
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches get blue flags

The Tico Times - August 5, 2020

A total of 135 beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts will begin displaying blue flags to let visitors know that they are among the cleanest in…

Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan
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Climate Change
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Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan

Marlowe Hood / AFP - January 13, 2020

Thirty percent of Earth's surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing, according to…

‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment

Anna Pelegri / AFP - December 12, 2019

Nature can contribute 30% of the solutions in the fight against global warming, says the Minister of Environment of Costa Rica, the architect of a new coalition…