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Public Security, Environment Ministries join forces to protect parks
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Public Security, Environment Ministries join forces to protect parks

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 29, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) says it will join forces with the Environment Ministry (MINAE) to help protect Costa Rica’s national parks from illegal activity. In recent…

World Conservation Congress postponed (again) due to Covid-19
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World Conservation Congress postponed (again) due to Covid-19

AFP - September 16, 2020

The World Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which was originally scheduled to take place in France in June 2020 and was postponed…

Costa Rica appoints climate change director as new Environment Minister
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Costa Rica appoints climate change director as new Environment Minister

AFP and The Tico Times - August 26, 2020

Andrea Meza, who has been director of climate change for the Costa Rican government since 2015, was appointed Tuesday as Environment Minister, replacing the outgoing Carlos Manuel…

Costa Rica celebrates National Parks Day
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica celebrates National Parks Day

The Tico Times - August 24, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday is celebrating National Parks Day. The holiday, held every Aug. 24 since 1986, commemorates the creation of the country's national parks system. Aside…

Manuel Antonio National Park now offers online tickets
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Manuel Antonio National Park now offers online tickets

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 24, 2020

Purchasing tickets to Costa Rica’s most popular national park is getting easier. The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced this month that it has implemented an…

Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility
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Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, will leave his post to take over as head of the Global Environment Facility, which…

Manuel Antonio reopens with capacity for 1,300 daily tourists
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Manuel Antonio reopens with capacity for 1,300 daily tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 18, 2020

Costa Rica’s most popular national park is reopening to the public.  Manuel Antonio National Park near Quepos, Puntarenas joins several other protected wildlife areas across Costa Rica…

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting
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Costa Rica
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U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting

The Tico Times - January 25, 2020

A donation from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) receive and track environmental complaints from the public. According to MINAE,…

Costa Rican firefighters prepare for start of country’s wildfire season
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Costa Rican firefighters prepare for start of country’s wildfire season

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 15, 2020

Over the next several months, Costa Rica's firefighters will remain in a state of alert. Beginning Thursday, authorities from the country's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)…

Selfie with a wild animal? Not in Costa Rica
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Animal welfare
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Selfie with a wild animal? Not in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - October 25, 2019

Costa Rica launched on Friday a campaign to discourage visitors to the country from taking selfies with wild animals, the Ministry of Environment and Energy announced. "We…