Costa Rica, US officials sign bilateral conservation agreement
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Conservation
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Costa Rica, US officials sign bilateral conservation agreement

L. Arias - November 14, 2015

Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez and Assistant Director for International Affairs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bryan Arroyo signed a cooperation agreement to develop joint environmental…

Brooklyn yoga studio plans fundraiser to protect Costa Rican rain forest
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Arts and Culture
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Brooklyn yoga studio plans fundraiser to protect Costa Rican rain forest

Amanda Zúñiga - October 18, 2015

Willingness to look after Costa Rica's natural beauty can be found far outside this country's borders. The Yoga Sole Studio in Brooklyn, New York, aims to save Costa…

Costa Rica’s famed Manuel Antonio National Park will close on Mondays starting this month
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s famed Manuel Antonio National Park will close on Mondays starting this month

L. Arias - July 28, 2015

The Environment Ministry (MINAE) recently issued an executive decree to change entry schedules at Manuel Antonio National Park, the most visited national park in Costa Rica. As of last week, the…

PHOTO GALLERY: A changing tide for Costa Rica’s artisanal fishing communities
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO GALLERY: A changing tide for Costa Rica’s artisanal fishing communities

Thomas Enderlin - April 2, 2015

Adrian Arguijo Valdez is an artisanal fisherman. His weathered hands are a testament to countless years of direct exposure to sun and wind on the Golfo de…

Following public outcry, Costa Rica temporarily blocks exports of hammerhead shark fins
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Business
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Following public outcry, Costa Rica temporarily blocks exports of hammerhead shark fins

AFP - March 3, 2015

Costa Rica's Environment Ministry on Tuesday issued a decree suspending for six months the issuance of permits to export hammerhead shark fins following an outcry from environmentalists…

Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica
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Crime
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Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica

Óscar Núñez | AFP - August 30, 2014

Thousands of parrots, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, turtles and other rain forest animals are kept as exotic pets in Costa Rica, a practice putting some species at risk,…

Costa Rica to crack down on puppy mills
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Animal protection
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Costa Rica to crack down on puppy mills

Lindsay Fendt - August 14, 2014

Responding to an official complaint filed with the National Animal Health Service (SENASA), police raided a Cartago home last week. With only two small bedrooms and a cramped…

Bagging bat myths with conservation education
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Bats
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Bagging bat myths with conservation education

Michelle Kostuk - July 25, 2014

MONTEVERDE, Puntarenas – Bat expert Richard LaVal places plastic tarps onto the hood of his 2002 Kia Sportage in preparation for a night of mist-netting, or trapping.…

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Corcovado Foundation opens budget hostel in Osa Peninsula

Robert Isenberg - June 27, 2014

[caption id="attachment_40897" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Courtesy the Corcovado Foundation[/caption] Budget travelers, rejoice: Visiting the Southern Zone just got a lot more affordable, thanks to Drake Bay Backpackers, a…

Police rescue injured dolphin from beach in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula
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Dolphin rescue
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Police rescue injured dolphin from beach in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

Lindsay Fendt - June 17, 2014

Though record-breaking cocaine seizures have been keeping law enforcement busy lately, a police unit in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, on the southern Pacific coast, found time to…