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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…

Public Security, Environment Ministries join forces to protect parks
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Costa Rica
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Public Security, Environment Ministries join forces to protect parks

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 29, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) says it will join forces with the Environment Ministry (MINAE) to help protect Costa Rica’s national parks from illegal activity. In recent…

Costa Rica launches crowdfunding campaign for northern reforestation
Costa Rica
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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…

President Carlos Alvarado vetoes Costa Rica’s controversial trawling project
Environment
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Environment
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President Carlos Alvarado vetoes Costa Rica’s controversial trawling project

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 30, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado on Friday announced that he has vetoed a project that would have authorized trawl fishing in Costa Rican waters. "It is my responsibility to…

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

Costa Rican Congress approves controversial trawling law
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rican Congress approves controversial trawling law

AFP - October 23, 2020

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Thursday approved a controversial law authorizing trawl fishing, a method questioned by environmentalists and small-scale fishermen who fear the destruction of marine…

Effects of Climate Change on Costa Rica Coffee
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Coffee
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Effects of Climate Change on Costa Rica Coffee

STEVEN HODEL - October 11, 2020

Coffee has played an intrinsic role in Costa Rican culture for the better part of 200 years. It is one of the largest exports from Costa Rica…

Costa Rica converts island prison into tourist attraction
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica converts island prison into tourist attraction

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - October 8, 2020

Despite the country's coronavirus lockdown, Costa Rica's island of San Lucas, a former penal colony with a dark history, has been newly converted into a tourist paradise,…