Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches
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Conservation
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Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches

L. Arias - March 25, 2017

Holy Week is approaching, and for those planning to enjoy some time off at the beach, new recommendations await: the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) this week…

Crocodile found dead in Gulf of Nicoya following thousands of washed up fish
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Crocodile found dead in Gulf of Nicoya following thousands of washed up fish

Michael Krumholtz - February 17, 2017

Worry is growing among locals and experts as more dead marine creatures turn up in Costa Rica's Gulf of Nicoya. On Friday morning, social media messages from…

Costa Rican Electricity Institute launches construction of artificial reef
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Conservation
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Costa Rican Electricity Institute launches construction of artificial reef

L. Arias - January 24, 2017

Eight divers from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) are using waste material from the national electrical grid to build a structure expected to become an artificial reef. The institute reported on…

Messages along San José’s streets ask people to stop littering
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Conservation
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Messages along San José’s streets ask people to stop littering

L. Arias - January 19, 2017

Streets and sidewalks along several blocks in downtown San José are displaying a series of messages asking people to stop littering in public spaces and throwing garbage down the…

Op-ed: Reduce and Recycle to Remain Relevant in Global Tourism
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Conservation
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Op-ed: Reduce and Recycle to Remain Relevant in Global Tourism

Mary Little - October 10, 2016

We all know how exceedingly fortunate we are to live in or visit such a diverse and stunning place as Costa Rica. So we go to the beach…

Costa Rica and Sea Shepherd at odds again over failed turtle conservation effort
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Conservation
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Costa Rica and Sea Shepherd at odds again over failed turtle conservation effort

Michael Krumholtz - October 3, 2016

A failed project that aimed to protect sea turtles has led to another disastrous discord between the provocative conservation group Sea Shepherd and the Costa Rican government. After…

PHOTOS: Chasing Moby at Uvita’s Whale and Dolphin Festival
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Activities
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PHOTOS: Chasing Moby at Uvita’s Whale and Dolphin Festival

Kristel Segeren - September 16, 2016

The annual Whale and Dolphin Festival was held earlier this month for the eighth time in the small, Pacific coast town of Uvita. September is probably the best…

Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature

Lindsay Fendt - August 10, 2016

With the start of the new legislative session last week, the government has resumed a battle in the environmental commission over a controversial shrimp trawling bill. The…

ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid
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Climate Change
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ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid

L. Arias - June 13, 2016

The government-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is working on a project to create artificial reefs using waste material from the national electrical grid. The plan is to…

In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande
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Conservation
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In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

Lauren Hackney - May 18, 2016

Costa Rica’s environmental achievements are well known. The country is advancing toward carbon neutrality, using renewable energy sources to generate electricity, and protecting more than 25 percent…