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Costa Rican firefighters prepare for start of country’s wildfire season
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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)…

Puma spotted in Escazú; here’s what to do if you see it
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Conservation
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Puma spotted in Escazú; here’s what to do if you see it

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2019

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) says that residents of Escazú canton, west of San José, have reported seeing a puma near populated areas in recent…

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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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…

MINAE raises alarm about drug trafficking in Costa Rica’s protected land
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Costa Rica
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MINAE raises alarm about drug trafficking in Costa Rica’s protected land

Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - May 17, 2019

The Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE) has requested assistance from the Public Security Ministry in the face of increased drug trafficking through Protected Wildlife Areas. The call…

Manuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements
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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…

UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve
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Conservation
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UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

UNESCO’s International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme, which is meeting this week in Paris, added Costa Rica's Savegre Reserve to its World Network…

Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders
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Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders

L. Arias - May 9, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) reported that it will invest approximately ₡600 million (some $1 million) in improvements to Manuel Antonio National Park before…