Costa Rica now has four UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, but Savegre is the first to include coastal marine areas.
Costa Rica generates 4,000 tons of waste every day. Of these, 11 percent are plastics that end up in the sea, including 1.5 million plastic bottles.
The Environmental Technical Secretariat asked for the demarcation of all wetland areas inside the property before any type of work on the pineapple project continues.
An Environment Ministry report recommends to halt all work on the farmlands until measures are taken to protect wetlands and other protected areas.
“Here in Monteverde, our spring water is crystal pure. Nevertheless, we transport truckloads of water in small plastic bottles up and down the mountain.”
Water samples were collected from the river for laboratory testing; environmentalists believe the death of fish could be linked to the use of agrochemicals at farms in the area.
Nicaragua will have until June 2 to submit a response. Justices then will issue a final ruling on the damage compensation figure and on a deadline to make the payment.
During this year’s Earth Hour, Costa Rica saved 32 kilowatts, 2 more than in last year’s celebration.
Three beaches will display blue flags with the maximum of five stars for the next 12 months, all of them on the Pacific coast.
Environment Ministry officials claim 100 percent of the wildfires inside protected areas occurred because of people’s negligent or premeditated actions.