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

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, 2019

Entry to all Costa Rican national parks is free today for National Parks Day. The holiday, celebrated every Aug. 24 since 1986, commemorates the creation of the…

Environmental organizations and park rangers denounce ‘deterioration’ of National Parks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Environmental organizations and park rangers denounce ‘deterioration’ of National Parks

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 23, 2019

Costa Rica is honoring its protected land Saturday during National Parks Day. But not everyone will be celebrating. The Costa Rica Park Rangers Association, the Costa Rican…

Free entry to all national parks tomorrow for National Parks Day
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Free entry to all national parks tomorrow for National Parks Day

The Tico Times - August 23, 2019

Entry to all Costa Rican national parks is free for National Parks Day tomorrow. The holiday, celebrated every Aug. 24 since 1986, commemorates the creation of the…

‘Time to stop talking and start acting,’ Environment Minister says
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Time to stop talking and start acting,’ Environment Minister says

Latin Clima - June 7, 2019

Costa Rica's Environment and Energy Minister, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, spoke in a webinar addressing Latin America's role in environmental action. "They offer us $5 per ton of…

Costa Rica to host PreCOP 25 in October
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica to host PreCOP 25 in October

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2019

The Costa Rican government hopes to continue to establish itself as a global climate leader when the country hosts PreCOP25, an international meeting preceding the United Nations…

Manuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 30, 2019

Costa Rica’s most popular national park is getting busier. Manuel Antonio National Park now welcomes up to 2,700 visitors each day following upgrades to its wastewater treatment…

With crocodile concerns high, legal decision looms in population control case
Crocodile attacks
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Crocodile attacks
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With crocodile concerns high, legal decision looms in population control case

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 14, 2017

See also: Why one Costa Rican lawyer is suing the government over crocodiles A legal case before the courts may bite back at the population growth of…

Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) ordered the owners of three pineapple farms in the Northern Zone to partially halt operations. The order states that work…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…