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    The Joy of Learning Local Names for Costa Rican Wildlife

    An exciting challenge awaiting all Costa Rican visitors and transplants is learning the names of the flora and fauna of their adopted country. The difference between kinkajous and olingos, antbirds and antthrushes, lowland and highland life zones – Costa...

    For Junior Zookeepers, Costa Rica Trip Provides Glimpse of the Real Thing

    Costa Rica - (AP) — The simulated rainforest at Miller Park Zoo is fun to visit, but nothing beats the real thing.Once every two years, zoo education specialist Shannon Reedy leads about a dozen high-school-aged members of the wildly...

    Costa Rica Turtle Watching

    The nesting of sea turtles is one of nature’s most amazing spectacles. Green Turtles nest along the beaches of Tortuguero National Park from July to October.The Leatherback Turtle is without a doubt the most important attraction at the Marino...

    Costa Rica Valentines Gifts – Plant a Tree or Pura Vida Bracelets

    Going green just took a giant leap into Valentine's Day. You can not only promote saving the environment you can tell the one you love you did it for him or her. Although it may not seem like much...

    The Minister of Agriculture in Mission to Costa Rica

    The Minister of Agriculture of Haiti, Docteur Hébert, at the invitation of Dr. Victor Villalobos, Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture "IICA" went to San Jose, Costa Rica. During his visit of two days, the...

    Costa Rica to sterilize fruit flies with X-rays

    The Costa Rican State Phytosanitary Service (SFE) aims to sterilize fruit flies with X-ray technology in a bid to reduce crop damages, website Laestrella.com.pa reported.The SFE acquired the US$220,000 technology with the help of the International Atomic Energy Agency...

    The Earth Charter in Costa Rica

    The Earth Charter Initiative (ECI), located in Costa Rica, began with an excellent vision but limited intent. It provides an “ethical framework for the values and principles of sustainability from an integrated approach.” Can ECI be renewed with a...

    Costa Rica Investments in Bio-fuel, and Sustainable Agro Developments

    Central America and especially Costa Rica has seen a large surge in Biofuel initiatives. Their new Biofuel cooperative projects, intercropping (with food and oil-bearing plants) development, including a new investment wave called Multi-Purpose Real Estate, United Biofuels Of America...

    Environmental Tourism in Costa Rica

    ‘Pura Vida!’ translating literally from Spanish as ‘Pure Life’ is the motto by which most Costa Ricans live by. Lovingly known as the ‘ticos’, the people of this country  live amongst some of the most diverse flora and fauna...

    Weed to Wonder Fuel? Jatropha Draws Biofuel Investors — and Questions

    The Plants Can Grow on Marginal Land, But Will Marginal Land Be Used?By Dave Levitan, InsideClimate NewsApr 13, 2010In the world of biofuels, the pattern is familiar: Concerns grow over one crop’s impacts or overhyped potential, and another then...
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    Availability of Water, Human Talent and Infrastructure are Great Challenges for Growth in Guanacaste

    Hand in hand with tourism, the growth of Guanacaste in the last ten years has been undeniable, according to...
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