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Environment Ministry officials claim 100 percent of the wildfires inside protected areas occurred because of people’s negligent or premeditated actions.
The Costa Rican government is doubling down on a payment for environmental services program designed to protect a jaguar migration corridor adjacent to the site of the Revantazón hydroelectric dam.
Taking center stage at the U.N. Climate Summit on Tuesday, President Luis Guillermo Solís reaffirmed Costa Rica's goal to become the world's first carbon-neutral country by 2021. But while environmentalists applauded the president's bold stance on changes in the transport and energy generation sectors, some groups doubt that a carbon-neutrality goal will truly make the country more sustainable.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has asked his country’s legislature to pass a bill giving him complete control over the management of the country's forests, which have been clear-cut in an “extraordinary” manner during the last 20 years, said an official source on Thursday.