Nations create new Latin American alliance to strengthen protected areas
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Climate Change
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Nations create new Latin American alliance to strengthen protected areas

Latin Clima - November 27, 2018

On November 20th, with the backing of the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity, the Latin American Alliance to…

Helping save Costa Rica’s smallest primate: The tití monkey
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Changemakers
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Helping save Costa Rica’s smallest primate: The tití monkey

Sandy Sandoval - November 11, 2018

The tití monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) is a Central American primate species, which has two subspecies that are geographically isolated, one of these subspecies is endemic to Costa…

In search of sustainability in Limón: Challenging our assumptions
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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In search of sustainability in Limón: Challenging our assumptions

Dr. Khosrow Farahbakhsh - November 3, 2018

When I was a young child, my parents took me to see a movie on the big screen. I remember only one scene from the movie: two…

Reforestation through subsidization: Bringing back Costa Rica’s forests one farm at a time
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Reforestation through subsidization: Bringing back Costa Rica’s forests one farm at a time

Fabíola Ortiz - October 24, 2018

It has been 30 years since Pablo Gordienko bought a 400-hectare piece of land in the Central Pacific, about a two-hour drive west of San José. Visiting…

The future of tropical forest restoration is community-led
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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The future of tropical forest restoration is community-led

Fabíola Ortiz - October 21, 2018

The future of restoring tropical forests should not be exclusively in the hands of governments, argues Rebecca Cole, director of three biological stations in Costa Rica run…

Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia’s tree frog
Colorful frogs
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Colorful frogs
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Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia’s tree frog

Alexander Villegas - August 7, 2018

It took 20 years of research, but Andrew Gray, the Curator of Herpetology at the Manchester Museum, finally discovered a new species of frog, the Cruziohyla sylviae.…

Can Costa Rica save its bees?
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Can Costa Rica save its bees?

Mitzi Stark - July 18, 2018

Imagine a day without fruit or vegetables. No orange juice for breakfast. No honey for your pancakes nor strawberries to top them. No tomatoes for a salad…

Almost all of Costa Rica’s energy has come from renewable sources since 2014
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Electricity
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Almost all of Costa Rica’s energy has come from renewable sources since 2014

AFP - July 12, 2018

Costa Rica has generated 98.53 percent of its electricity from renewable sources over the past four years, using its rivers, volcanoes, wind and solar power. “Basing [electricity]…

Costa Rica’s plastic invasion
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Costa Rica’s plastic invasion

Juan Carlos Piñar - June 5, 2018

Excerpted from a series on plastic use and pollution in Costa Rica and the world, coming next week to The Tico Times. In the script of a…

Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site

Elizabeth Lang - December 5, 2017

Located 532 km away from Cabo Blanco, Puntarenas, Cocos Island is celebrating its 20th anniversary of being declared by the UNESCO as a Natural Heritage for Humanity…