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Free entry to all national parks tomorrow for National Parks Day
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Free entry to all national parks tomorrow for National Parks Day

The Tico Times - August 23, 2019

Entry to all Costa Rican national parks is free for National Parks Day tomorrow. The holiday, celebrated every Aug. 24 since 1986, commemorates the creation of the…

Free entry to all national parks tomorrow for National Parks Day
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Environment and Wildlife
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Free entry to all national parks tomorrow for National Parks Day

The Tico Times - August 23, 2018

Entry to all Costa Rican national parks is free for National Parks Day tomorrow. The holiday, celebrated every Aug. 24 since 1986, commemorates the creation of the…

UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve
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UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

UNESCO’s International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme, which is meeting this week in Paris, added Costa Rica's Savegre Reserve to its World Network…

Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders
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Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders

L. Arias - May 9, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) reported that it will invest approximately ₡600 million (some $1 million) in improvements to Manuel Antonio National Park before…

Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio
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Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

The administration of Manuel Antonio National Park failed to comply with a Health Ministry deadline to conduct improvement works in the park’s infrastructure, prompting the Ministry to extend…

US, Costa Rican national parks in focus at US Embassy’s July 4 celebration
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Costa Rica
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US, Costa Rican national parks in focus at US Embassy’s July 4 celebration

Zach Dyer - July 1, 2016

U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica S. Fitzgerald Haney marked the 240th anniversary of U.S. independence alongside the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service at this…

Costa Rica expands Braulio Carrillo National Park 
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Costa Rica expands Braulio Carrillo National Park 

Zach Dyer - October 16, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree expanding by 2,386 hectares the Braulio Carrillo National Park, which lies northeast of Costa Rica's capital, during a ceremony on…

Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry to hire 150 new park rangers
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry to hire 150 new park rangers

L. Arias - August 25, 2015

Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez Espeleta said Monday he will hire 150 new park rangers to strengthen surveillance at Costa Rica's national parks and protected areas. Gutiérrez made the announcement during…

Costa Rica’s famed Manuel Antonio National Park will close on Mondays starting this month
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s famed Manuel Antonio National Park will close on Mondays starting this month

L. Arias - July 28, 2015

The Environment Ministry (MINAE) recently issued an executive decree to change entry schedules at Manuel Antonio National Park, the most visited national park in Costa Rica. As of last week, the…

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Álvaro Ugalde, father of Costa Rica’s national park system, dies at 68

John McPhaul - February 17, 2015

[caption id="attachment_58159" align="alignright" width="300"] Julio Laínez/The Tico Times[/caption] Álvaro Ugalde, who along with Mario Boza is considered a father of Costa Rica's world-famous national park system, died…

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