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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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Costa Rica
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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 Rica
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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
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
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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
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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…