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Effects of Climate Change on Costa Rica 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 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,…

Chile rejects Escazú Agreement, environmental pact supported by Costa Rica
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Chile rejects Escazú Agreement, environmental pact supported by Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - September 23, 2020

Chile on Tuesday confirmed its decision not to sign the Escazú Agreement, which guarantees the protection of environmental rights in Latin America, despite being one of its…

World Conservation Congress postponed (again) due to Covid-19
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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 appoints climate change director as new Environment Minister
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Costa Rica appoints climate change director as new Environment Minister

AFP and The Tico Times - August 26, 2020

Andrea Meza, who has been director of climate change for the Costa Rican government since 2015, was appointed Tuesday as Environment Minister, replacing the outgoing Carlos Manuel…

At San Lucas Island, Costa Rica creates its 30th national park
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At San Lucas Island, Costa Rica creates its 30th national park

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 24, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday celebrated the 50th anniversary of its national parks system by creating another national park. During a ceremony at Casa Presidencial, President Carlos Alvarado…

Costa Rican police launch ‘massive operation’ against illegal gold mining at Crucitas
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Costa Rican police launch ‘massive operation’ against illegal gold mining at Crucitas

AFP - August 21, 2020

Costa Rican authorities seized gold bars, money and drugs on Thursday in a "massive operation" against a network dedicated to the purchase of illegally mined gold —…

Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility
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Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, will leave his post to take over as head of the Global Environment Facility, which…

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting
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U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting

The Tico Times - January 25, 2020

A donation from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) receive and track environmental complaints from the public. According to MINAE,…

Costa Rican firefighters prepare for start of country’s wildfire season
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Costa Rican firefighters prepare for start of country’s wildfire season

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 15, 2020

Over the next several months, Costa Rica's firefighters will remain in a state of alert. Beginning Thursday, authorities from the country's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)…