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Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan
Climate Change
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Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan

Marlowe Hood / AFP - January 13, 2020

Thirty percent of Earth's surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing, according to…

In Costa Rica, experts discuss how to use nature to face climate crisis
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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In Costa Rica, experts discuss how to use nature to face climate crisis

Marco Sibaja / AFP and The Tico Times - October 8, 2019

More than a thousand delegates from around the world, including 30 environment ministers, opened a three-day meeting in Costa Rica on Tuesday to discuss an agenda against…

Former environment minister looks back (and ahead) at Costa Rica’s green road
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Former environment minister looks back (and ahead) at Costa Rica’s green road

John McPhaul - October 1, 2019

Even with Costa Rica receiving the United Nations garland of the "Champion of the Earth" last week, the single person most responsible for the policies and the titanic…

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…

Alleged gold miners end protest at Corcovado National Park
Conservation
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Conservation
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Alleged gold miners end protest at Corcovado National Park

L. Arias - February 22, 2017

The group of people claiming to be former gold miners have left the lands they occupied outside Corcovado National Park in southwestern Costa Rica after reaching an agreement…

Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park, demand compensation 
Conservation
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Conservation
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Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park, demand compensation 

L. Arias - February 20, 2017

A group of more than 100 people who identified themselves as gold miners set up a camp just outside Corcovado National Park on Sunday. They are demanding…

Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park

L. Arias - February 2, 2017

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, ordered the Costa Rican government to outline a plan to protect Corcovado National Park and other nearby areas…

Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard

L. Arias - February 12, 2016

The proposed construction of a landfill in the canton of Mora, 20 kilometers west of San José, has angered local residents who say they will fight to protect their natural…

Government, car dealers agree to stop importing used cars over 14 years old
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Business
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Government, car dealers agree to stop importing used cars over 14 years old

L. Arias - October 23, 2015

Officials from various ministries and representatives of both new and used car dealerships agreed this week to stop importing vehicles older than 14 years as a measure…

Costa Rica expands Braulio Carrillo National Park 
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica expands Braulio Carrillo National Park 

The Tico Times - 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…