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Alvarado promotes Costa Rica’s commitment to combating climate change during U.N. General Assembly
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Alvarado promotes Costa Rica’s commitment to combating climate change during U.N. General Assembly

Nate Doughty - September 25, 2019

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado met with world leaders and diplomats Tuesday during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to discuss the Central American…

Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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…

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 Rica’s plastic invasion
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rica’s plastic invasion

Juan Carlos Piñar - June 5, 2018

Excerpted from a series on plastic use and pollution in Costa Rica and the world, coming next week to The Tico Times. In the script of a…

Happy birthday, Costa Rica – 300 days of renewable energy, that is!
Environment
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Environment
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Happy birthday, Costa Rica – 300 days of renewable energy, that is!

AFP - November 21, 2017

Costa Rica has hit a major milestone: 300 days of renewable energy use, cracking its previous record of 299 days in 2015. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute…

Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle

Todd Staley - September 21, 2017

This fisherman is about to open a can of worms here for the second time. The first time was when I agreed with a national legislator who…

New international campaign raises funds to protect Costa Rica’s ocean life
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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New international campaign raises funds to protect Costa Rica’s ocean life

The Tico Times - June 8, 2017

A new campaign seeks to raise awareness and funds for organizations leading the way in the conservation and sustainable use of Costa Rica’s oceans. The “Protect What…

Costa Rica pledges to improve protection of its wetlands
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica pledges to improve protection of its wetlands

L. Arias - March 6, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and other government officials have officially launched the new National Wetlands Policy, a road map to the preservation of Costa Rica’s more than 2,000…

Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 25, 2016

Costa Rica is officially joining the global initiative known as “Meatless Monday,” or Lunes sin Carne, meant to reduce meat consumption among the population. The local office of the animal…

Costa Rica, US officials sign bilateral conservation agreement
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica, US officials sign bilateral conservation agreement

L. Arias - November 14, 2015

Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez and Assistant Director for International Affairs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bryan Arroyo signed a cooperation agreement to develop joint environmental…