Costa Rica began 2022 implementing ocean diplomacy in favor of the protection of marine resources in different areas. The country is determined to continue...
Costa Rica is among the 10 lead countries of the ocean conservation project.
Oceans generate oxygen, provide food and regulate the climate, among many other benefits.
Costa Rican towns that host millions of tourists must deal with the influx of waste from tourism, often without municipal experience or proper funding. But you can help.
Even in Playa Grande -- the last mass nesting beach in the Eastern Pacific for critically endangered leatherbacks -- menus largely feature seafood caught by longlines and trawling nets, fishing practices that have devastating impacts on sea turtles.
A new commission will provide government support for the removal of invasive lionfish in the Caribbean.
When aerial surveys of the West Indian manatee began in 1991, officials counted 1,267 of them in Florida. Now there are more than 6,300 in Florida alone, and the entire population is estimated at 13,000 manatees in its range which includes the Caribbean and the northern coasts of Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil.
Biologists saw humpback whales that usually migrate from Antarctica to the equator to calve are now also continuing north beyond the equator, as far as Costa Rica -- a behavior never seen before. The increasingly long journeys, a result of climate change, are taking a toll on the animals' health, scientists say.
Celebrity conservationist Paul Watson filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Costa Rica before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, alleging politically-motivated criminal charges.