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News briefs: National Geographic, Wall Street Journal highlight Costa Rica
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News briefs: National Geographic, Wall Street Journal highlight Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 2, 2021

Two prominent international publications have featured Costa Rica in their recent news coverage. In a story that appears in its February magazine, National Geographic explored how the…

Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 27, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order that, in part, commits the country to taking bold steps regarding environmental conservation. "The United States and…

After year of inaction, international community meets to protect biodiversity
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After year of inaction, international community meets to protect biodiversity

Anna PELEGRI / AFP - January 11, 2021

The international community meets Monday at a summit in Paris on biodiversity, dedicated to intensifying and launching new conservation plans after a year of almost total inaction.…

One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks
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Costa Rica
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One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks

AFP - January 9, 2021

Global leaders will try to reignite international environmental diplomacy on Monday, with a biodiversity summit that launches a critical year for efforts to stem the devastating effects…

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