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Wetlands destruction driving ‘sensitive’ dragonflies to brink

The destruction of wetlands is driving a decline of dragonflies around the world, with one sixth of species of the magnificently colourful insects threatened...

Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry puts halt to pineapple farm that could have damanged Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands

MINAE has suspended a project that could have permanently damaged the Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands in the country's Southern Zone. 

Environmental organizations denounce pineapple farm that could impact Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands

A recent resolution revives a pineapple project in an important area from an environmental and cultural point of view

Costa Rica Agency Orders Suspension of Pineapple Farming Project

The Environmental Technical Secretariat asked for the demarcation of all wetland areas inside the property before any type of work on the pineapple project continues.

Costa Rica pledges to improve protection of its wetlands

Environment Ministry officials are currently working on the National Wetland Inventory, a project to compile an updated list of all water sources in the country.

Costa Rica begins mitigation of Nicaragua’s canal work in disputed area

The mitigation work that started this week in Isla Portillos, or Isla Calero, comes just three weeks before oral arguments are set to begin in the territorial dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica before the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

Ramsar delegation arrives in Nicaragua to survey wetlands along proposed canal route

A comprehensive environmental impact assessment for the entire canal project is being directed by the British firm Environmental Resource Management (ERM), which promised to issue conclusions in March or April.

International experts confirm Nicaragua caused irreparable damage to Costa Rican wetlands

Environment Vice Minister Ana Lorena Guevara reiterated on Thursday that Nicaragua's dredging of two artificial canals in Costa Rica's northeastern region had caused considerable environmental damage to protected wetlands.

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