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‘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…

Costa Rica passes watered-down anti-plastics law
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica passes watered-down anti-plastics law

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2019

The Costa Rican congress approved this week a project that regulates the use of plastics, but authorities and environmentalists criticized the limited scope of the initiative for…

Puma spotted in Escazú; here’s what to do if you see it
Conservation
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Conservation
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Puma spotted in Escazú; here’s what to do if you see it

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2019

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) says that residents of Escazú canton, west of San José, have reported seeing a puma near populated areas in recent…

Protecting Costa Rica’s Biodiversity:  It’s a bug’s life
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Protecting Costa Rica’s Biodiversity: It’s a bug’s life

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
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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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
Environment and Wildlife
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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 To Save The Titi Monkey in Costa Rica
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Helping To Save The Titi Monkey in Costa Rica

Sandy Sandoval - November 11, 2018

[caption id="attachment_2256" align="alignleft" width="750"] James Kaiser[/caption] The tití monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) is a Central American primate species, which has two subspecies that are geographically isolated, one of…

Costa Ricans Aim to Save the Tapir through Nai Conservation
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Ricans Aim to Save the Tapir 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
Colorful frogs
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Colorful frogs
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Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia’s tree frog

The Tico Times - 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
Travel and Tourism
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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…