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Costa Rica national parks

Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio

Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez will appear before a Legislative Assembly committee on Thursday to explain the situation at the park.

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

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, praising the park system of both the U.S. and Costa Rica.

Costa Rica expands Braulio Carrillo National Park 

At 47,588 hectares, Braulio Carrillo is the largest national park in Central Costa Rica and home to 6,000 different plant species, more than 500 migratory and endemic bird species, and other fauna.

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

The Environment Ministry plans to hire 150 new park rangers to strengthen surveillance at Costa Rica's national parks and protected areas.

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

An executive decree signed by the Environment Ministry last week aims at allowing restoration, recovery and rehabilitation of ecosystems at Manuel Antonio National Park, on Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast.

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

Álvaro Ugalde, who along with Mario Boza is considered a father of Costa Rica's world-famous national park system, died Saturday of a heart attack in his home in Heredia, east of San José, a day short of his 69th birthday.

Costa Rica sets higher park entrance fees in bid for more revenue for protected areas

The National System of Conservation Areas on April 30 published an updated list of entrance fees to the country’s protected areas. A decree authorizing new fees will take effect on Aug. 1.

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