Kids Saving the Rainforest: the Costa Rican initiative that’s gone global
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Changemakers
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Kids Saving the Rainforest: the Costa Rican initiative that’s gone global

Ellen Zoe Golden - February 26, 2018

In the last year, the Kids Saving the Rainforest organization, headquartered in Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast, has made great strides toward continuing the…

Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site
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Environment & Wildlife
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Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site

Elizabeth Lang - December 5, 2017

Located 532 km away from Cabo Blanco, Puntarenas, Cocos Island is celebrating its 20th anniversary of being declared by the UNESCO as a Natural Heritage for Humanity…

A whale with a message: say no to that plastic bottle
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Environment & Wildlife
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A whale with a message: say no to that plastic bottle

Katherine Stanley - September 6, 2017

You can see any number of incredible marine creatures in the waters of Costa Rica’s Bahía Ballena, in the Southern Zone, but this one’s on dry land.…

UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve
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Conservation
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UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

UNESCO’s International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme, which is meeting this week in Paris, added Costa Rica's Savegre Reserve to its World Network…

On Oceans Day, kids made a difference
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Wetline Costa Rica
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On Oceans Day, kids made a difference

Todd Staley - June 12, 2017

June 8 was World Oceans Day. Across the globe, people celebrated the day and held events to bring awareness of the blight of the oceans because of…

President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year
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President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

The long-awaited project to build an asphalt road to replace the current gravel road to Monteverde will begin today, President Luis Guillermo Solís confirmed during an inspection…

New international campaign raises funds to protect Costa Rica’s ocean life
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Giving Back
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New international campaign raises funds to protect Costa Rica’s ocean life

Katherine Stanley - June 8, 2017

A new campaign seeks to raise awareness and funds for organizations leading the way in the conservation and sustainable use of Costa Rica’s oceans. The “Protect What…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
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Artists
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

Earth Hour in Costa Rica saved more electricity than in 2016
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Earth Hour in Costa Rica saved more electricity than in 2016

L. Arias - March 27, 2017

Homes and businesses that joined Earth Hour 2017 and turned off the lights on Saturday allowed Costa Rica save an amount of electricity equivalent to the average…