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Wildfires destroy thousands of hectares of protected areas, private lands
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Wildfires destroy thousands of hectares of protected areas, private lands

L. Arias - April 12, 2016

Firefighters are battling to extinguish at least six wildfires in the central and northern Pacific as well as in the country’s northern inland region. The largest active fire…

Environment officials warn of wildfire risk due to strong winds
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Environment and Wildlife
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Environment officials warn of wildfire risk due to strong winds

L. Arias - January 19, 2016

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) on Tuesday urged the population to refrain from starting fires in open spaces as strong gusts in various parts of Costa…

Costa Rica sees increase in wildfires this past season
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica sees increase in wildfires this past season

L. Arias - September 23, 2015

Costa Rican wildfires this year destroyed almost 10,000 hectares more than in 2014, according to a report this week by the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). This year's…

Nearly half of Costa Rica’s Diriá National Park consumed by wildfires
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Nearly half of Costa Rica’s Diriá National Park consumed by wildfires

L. Arias - April 22, 2015

Forest fires at Diriá National Park in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province have already consumed nearly half of the park's 5,400 hectares (13,000 acres). Wildfires started on April 5 and…

More than 500 hectares of protected areas destroyed by wildfires this year
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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More than 500 hectares of protected areas destroyed by wildfires this year

L. Arias - April 8, 2015

Wildfires during the past week have consumed nearly 300 hectares within protected areas, bringing the total so far this year to some 530 hectares in 28 fires,…

Filmmaker visits Costa Rica, screens bee documentary
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Filmmaker visits Costa Rica, screens bee documentary

The Tico Times - April 1, 2015

Many people know that honeybees are vanishing. They bring this up in conversation in the tone of an urban legend: Have you heard about this honeybee thing?…

Wildfire destroys 5 hectares of Costa Rica’s Palo Verde National Park
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Environment and Wildlife
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Wildfire destroys 5 hectares of Costa Rica’s Palo Verde National Park

L. Arias - February 11, 2015

Firefighters in the northwestern province of Guanacaste worked until 3 a.m. on Wednesday to extinguish a wildfire that destroyed at least five hectares of Palo Verde National Park. The…

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Farmer charged with arson in Palo Verde National Park blaze

L. Arias - February 12, 2013

Prosecutors in Liberia, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, received a complaint against a farmer with the last name Brenes Salazar for allegedly starting a fire that…

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Palo Verde Forest Fire Set by Illegal Hunters

Mike McDonald - April 9, 2010

Park authorities confirmed on Thursday that three hunters ignited the fire that burned roughly 1,000 hectares of land inside Palo Verde National Park in the northwestern province…

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1,500 More Hectares Burn In Palo Verde Park

Leland Baxter-Neal - May 16, 2008

More than 1,500 hectares (about 3,700 acres) of the Palo Verde National Park were charred in a blaze that officials believe was intentionally set.   The fire,…