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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…

Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 5, 2019

Costa Rica's Cocos Island is one of six finalists to be designated as a "Global Ocean Refuge" by the Marine Conservation Institute. The organization nominates "protected areas…

Park ranger to serve 12-year prison sentence for attempted murder
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Park ranger to serve 12-year prison sentence for attempted murder

Lindsay Fendt - August 11, 2016

After losing an appeal, Costa Rican Park Ranger Mauricio Steller, 32, turned himself in to prison guards Wednesday to begin a 12-year sentence. Steller was convicted last…

US, Costa Rican national parks in focus at US Embassy’s July 4 celebration
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Costa Rica
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US, Costa Rican national parks in focus at US Embassy’s July 4 celebration

Zach Dyer - July 1, 2016

U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica S. Fitzgerald Haney marked the 240th anniversary of U.S. independence alongside the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service at this…

20 new wasp species named after Costa Rican schoolchildren
Biodiversity
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Biodiversity
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20 new wasp species named after Costa Rican schoolchildren

Robin Kazmier - December 14, 2015

HUACAS, Guanacaste -- Twenty Costa Rican schoolchildren drew their way into the (natural) history books this year and became the first kids in Costa Rica -- and probably anywhere --…

Costa Rica, US officials sign bilateral conservation agreement
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Conservation
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Costa Rica, US officials sign bilateral conservation agreement

L. Arias - November 14, 2015

Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez and Assistant Director for International Affairs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bryan Arroyo signed a cooperation agreement to develop joint environmental…

Costa Rica legislature to hear bill allowing ‘green’ geothermal projects in national parks
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica legislature to hear bill allowing ‘green’ geothermal projects in national parks

John McPhaul - November 11, 2015

Despite declarations from the executive branch that the Costa Rican government will not pursue geothermal electricity development in national parks, the office of governing Citizen Action Party…

Ranchers near active Turrialba Volcano could get bought out by Costa Rica government
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Ranchers near active Turrialba Volcano could get bought out by Costa Rica government

Zach Dyer - November 7, 2015

LA CENTRAL, Cartago — Farmers and ranchers who have been forced to evacuate their land because of recent activity at Turrialba Volcano could expect a check from…

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 

Zach Dyer - 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…

Cocos Island park rangers rescue fishermen, request resources
Crime
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Crime
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Cocos Island park rangers rescue fishermen, request resources

Lindsay Fendt - October 6, 2015

A recent rescue near Costa Rica's Cocos Island National Park has raised concerns among park rangers about their ability to do an increasingly complex job with meager resources. Three…

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