Nature Air Annonces Changes

December 23, 2005

AS part of a new government environmental campaign, Nature Air airlines has paid $12,500 to compensate for the nearly 5,000 tons of greenhouse gases released into the air by its fleet of airplanes during 2004. According to a Nature Air statement, it is the first airline in the world to make such a payment.

The compensation is part of the government initiative called Viaje Limpio (Clean Travel), proposed by the Ministry of the Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the Costa Rican National Forestry Financing Fund (FONAFIFO). The program asks individuals or businesses that produce greenhouse gases through air, ground, train or sea transportation to voluntarily pay to compensate for the environmental damage, and in return receive an Environmental Service Certificate.

Nature Air s funds will be used to make environmental service payments to property owners in Drake Bay, on the northern Pacific Side of the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica, compensating them for protecting the forests on their land over the next five years.

Nature Air has also opened a new office in Tamarindo, a Pacific coast town in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. It is located in the Iguana Surf building on the road to Langosta, but at press time no phone number was available.

On Dec. 16, the company suffered its first-ever plane crash, through all survived (see story, page 12).

 

You may be interested

Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah
sports
118 views
sports
118 views

Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with Noah

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 25, 2018

Part III in a series on adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I, about the country's association for disabled…

It’s frog orgy season
Environment and Wildlife
1221 views
Environment and Wildlife
1221 views

It’s frog orgy season

Lindsay Fendt - May 25, 2018

The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa…

Costa Rica’s guilty voters
No Sugar Please
185 views
No Sugar Please
185 views

Costa Rica’s guilty voters

Álvaro Murillo - May 25, 2018

By what I have done, and by what I have left undone. A relative of mine is 70 years old…