New map shows importance of Central America indigenous communities to forest conservation
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Conservation
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New map shows importance of Central America indigenous communities to forest conservation

Lindsay Fendt - May 12, 2016

Indigenous communities may play a crucial role in the preservation of Central America’s forests, according to a new map produced by the International Union for the Conservation…

Fall migration at Kèköldi, Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site
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Environment and Wildlife
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Fall migration at Kèköldi, Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site

Robin Kazmier - November 2, 2015

Heads up! One of the most spectacular wildlife displays on the planet is happening in the skies over Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast right now: fall raptor migration.…

Human rights commission ruling gives hope for Costa Rica indigenous autonomy
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Human rights commission ruling gives hope for Costa Rica indigenous autonomy

John McPhaul - October 18, 2015

Costa Rican indigenous leaders hope the long-delayed Indigenous Autonomy Bill might finally get a hearing in the Legislative Assembly as result of April’s Inter-American Commission on Human…

Costa Rica struggles with indigenous land rights
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Costa Rica struggles with indigenous land rights

John McPhaul - October 7, 2015

An indigenous rights issue has put Costa Rica’s much-vaunted human rights record to the test as the country struggles to protect members of the Bribrí and Teribe…

Photos: A visit to a Costa Rican Cabécar indigenous community
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Around Costa Rica
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Photos: A visit to a Costa Rican Cabécar indigenous community

Alberto Font - July 19, 2014

SAN JOSÉ CABÉCAR, Limón – Visiting the San José Cabécar indigenous community, located in the mountains of Talamanca, Limón, is not something many people have the chance…

Tensions ease in Salitre indigenous crisis, but the dispute is far from resolved
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Tensions ease in Salitre indigenous crisis, but the dispute is far from resolved

Lindsay Fendt - July 10, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Puntarenas – As government mediators return to San José and peace slowly returns to the Salitre indigenous reserve in Costa Rica’s southeastern region, the charred…

UPDATE: Government negotiates peace agreement between farmers, indigenous group in Salitre conflict zone
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UPDATE: Government negotiates peace agreement between farmers, indigenous group in Salitre conflict zone

Lindsay Fendt - July 8, 2014

UPDATE, Monday, July 8, 2 p.m. Tico Times reporter Lindsay Fendt is in the conflict area and reported the following on Monday afternoon: Presidency Vice Minister Ana Gabriel…

Farmers invading Costa Rica indigenous reserve chase out families, burn crops
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Farmers invading Costa Rica indigenous reserve chase out families, burn crops

Lindsay Fendt and Zach Dyer - July 7, 2014

While most of the nation was celebrating Costa Rica's long run in the World Cup Saturday, a large group of farmers in the country's southeastern indigenous territory of Salitre were taking…

Protecting indigenous land rights could help deter drug trafficking in Central America, says new report
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Protecting indigenous land rights could help deter drug trafficking in Central America, says new report

Zach Dyer - March 18, 2014

When unidentified helicopters appeared last year over Costa Rica's heavily forested southern Caribbean region of Talamanca, residents of the Bribrí indigenous community mobilized. On at least three occasions,…