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Costa Rica pledges to improve protection of its wetlands
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…

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