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Poás Volcano National Park remains closed Tuesday
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Poás volcano
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Poás Volcano National Park remains closed Tuesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 24, 2019

Poás Volcano remains under observation following Sunday's eruption, and the National Park is closed to the public Tuesday, Costa Rican authorities said. The closure was recommended by…

Cahuita National Park’s beach is now handicap accessible
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Costa Rica
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Cahuita National Park’s beach is now handicap accessible

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

More people can now enjoy Playa Blanca at Cahuita National Park after hundreds of organizations collaborated to create a handicap-accessible path across the sand and into the…

Rincón de la Vieja National Park has renovated camping area
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Costa Rica
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Rincón de la Vieja National Park has renovated camping area

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 28, 2019

Visitors to Rincón de la Vieja National Park in Guanacaste can now benefit from improved infrastructure for overnight camping. The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced…

Costa Rica celebrates National Parks Day
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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…

Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction
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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
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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
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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 --…

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