March and April are typically the most vulnerable months for uncontrolled fires in Costa Rica.
Humans burn an average of 175 million acres of forest and grassland every year.
Environment Ministry officials claim 100 percent of the wildfires inside protected areas occurred because of people’s negligent or premeditated actions.
Costa Rica's Firefighters’ Corps reported that nearly 100 firefighters and volunteers managed to control some 75 percent of the wildfire on Sunday.
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.
Strong winds in Costa Rica on Tuesday morning reached speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour in the northern Pacific, prompting fears of wildfires.
The number of hectares destroyed by fires in protected areas nearly doubled from the 2014 wildfire season.
Currently the fires are mostly concentrated in small, isolated burn areas primarily in three sectors. But all three of them are hard to access and very distant from each other.
Firefighters currently are battling against four wildfires in protected areas in the provinces of Guanacaste, Alajuela and Puntarenas.
While the film was released in 2009, Maryam Henein recently spent about a month in Costa Rica, where she screened the film in unusual venues, including this year’s Envision Festival in Uvita.
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