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

March and April are typically the most vulnerable months for uncontrolled fires in Costa Rica.

NASA image shows how well Costa Rica has prevented forest fires

Humans burn an average of 175 million acres of forest and grassland every year.

Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas

Environment Ministry officials claim 100 percent of the wildfires inside protected areas occurred because of people’s negligent or premeditated actions.

Wildfire burns more than 1,200 hectares of mountainous areas west of San José

Costa Rica's Firefighters’ Corps reported that nearly 100 firefighters and volunteers managed to control some 75 percent of the wildfire on Sunday.

Wildfires destroy thousands of hectares of protected areas, private lands

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.

Environment officials warn of wildfire risk due to strong winds

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.

Costa Rica sees increase in wildfires this past season

The number of hectares destroyed by fires in protected areas nearly doubled from the 2014 wildfire season.

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

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.

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

Firefighters currently are battling against four wildfires in protected areas in the provinces of Guanacaste, Alajuela and Puntarenas.

Filmmaker visits Costa Rica, screens bee documentary

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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