UPDATE:  Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park
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UPDATE: Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park

L. Arias - April 13, 2017

UPDATE: April 14. 10:34 a.m. Vulcanologists from OVSICORI and the National Seismological Network reported two strong eruptions at Poás Volcano at 7:39 a.m. and 7:57 a.m. on Friday. The…

Gas, vapor at Poás Volcano prompts preventive measures
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Costa Rica
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Gas, vapor at Poás Volcano prompts preventive measures

L. Arias - April 10, 2017

Tourists visiting the Poás Volcano on Sunday afternoon were forced to evacuate the popular national park as a preventive measure due to an increase in the emanation…

Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas
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Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas

L. Arias - March 23, 2017

The number of hectares burned in wildfires inside protected lands so far this year is the highest since 2014, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) reported this…

Municipal project to build cableway to Chirripó’s peak faces opposition
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Municipal project to build cableway to Chirripó’s peak faces opposition

L. Arias - March 5, 2017

The Municipality of Pérez Zeledón, south of San José, approved an initiative to promote the construction of a cableway to Chirripó, Costa Rica’s highest peak. The project,…

Alleged gold miners end protest at Corcovado National Park
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Alleged gold miners end protest at Corcovado National Park

L. Arias - February 22, 2017

The group of people claiming to be former gold miners have left the lands they occupied outside Corcovado National Park in southwestern Costa Rica after reaching an agreement…

Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park, demand compensation 
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Conservation
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Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park, demand compensation 

L. Arias - February 20, 2017

A group of more than 100 people who identified themselves as gold miners set up a camp just outside Corcovado National Park on Sunday. They are demanding…

Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio
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Health Ministry extends deadline to perform improvements at Manuel Antonio

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

The administration of Manuel Antonio National Park failed to comply with a Health Ministry deadline to conduct improvement works in the park’s infrastructure, prompting the Ministry to extend…

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

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

A wildfire that started Thursday has now destroyed an estimated of more than 1,200 hectares of the mountains of Turrubares, west of San José. This includes 300 hectares…

Health Ministry orders improvements at Manuel Antonio National Park
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Health Ministry orders improvements at Manuel Antonio National Park

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

This year, Valentine's Day is also the deadline that the Health Ministry set for administrators of Manuel Antonio National Park to conduct a series of infrastructure improvements. Among other requirements for…

Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park
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Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park

L. Arias - February 2, 2017

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, ordered the Costa Rican government to outline a plan to protect Corcovado National Park and other nearby areas…