Costa Rica’s hidden enemy: the terciopelo
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Costa Rica’s hidden enemy: the terciopelo

Kevin Kichinka - July 20, 2018

J began to black out from the pain and loss of blood about an hour after the terciopelo bit him on his right foot. He was a…

Urban flocks (Part 2): 5 more common birds of San José
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Urban flocks (Part 2): 5 more common birds of San José

Robin Kazmier - July 17, 2018

See Part 1 of this series: Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José We continue this month with a look at five more birds that are…

Recycling drive collects 12 tons of plastic, falls short of Guinness World Record
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Recycling drive collects 12 tons of plastic, falls short of Guinness World Record

AFP - July 9, 2018

An eight-hour recycling drive in La Sabana, San Jose, collected more than 400,000 plastic bottles this Sunday. The drive, spearheaded by the Ecolones initiative, collected 12 tons…

Poachers or poached eggs? Sustainable turtle egg harvesting in Ostional
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Poachers or poached eggs? Sustainable turtle egg harvesting in Ostional

Emily Neidhardt - July 9, 2018

As someone who has worked for a sea turtle conservation program in Florida, I don’t generally advocate the harvesting of any endangered species’ young. Even so, I’ve…

Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: Finding a solution
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Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: Finding a solution

Helene Engler - July 6, 2018

In the second half of this series, Helen Engler looks at the debate surrounding wildlife electrocutions and what some activists are trying to do to solve the…

Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: A deadly problem
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Power lines and wildlife electrocutions: A deadly problem

Helene Engler - July 4, 2018

In this two-part series, Helene Engler looks at the danger that power lines pose to Costa Rican wildlife, the debate surrounding the issue, and the activists trying…

It’s frog orgy season
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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 Rica’s frog and toad populations this means it's…

PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 22, 2018

In celebration of our little 51,100-square-kilometer stretch of earth, here are some of our favorite photos: [gallery ids="48420,31657,83102,84464,84465,84462,59195,32291,64278,52006,86580,86575,71998,31199,75927,83006,49557"] Originally published on April 22, 2016.

Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares
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Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares

Lindsay Fendt - February 7, 2018

Despite being completely non-threatening to humans, the golden orb weaver spider (Plesiometa argyra) has acid-yellow spots and pincer-like legs, and is as broad as a human fist. In…

Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José
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Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José

Robin Kazmier - January 8, 2018

Despite the best efforts of many a telescope-wielding nature guide, I fell in love with birds while sitting at my desk in San José, editing a field…