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    Celebrate World Rivers Day with #PicnicEnElRioCR

    Sunday, September 27 is World Rivers Day. Join local organizations at riverside picnics hosted all over Costa Rica. Yoga, music, food... there's something for everyone...

    Highlights from the Pope’s Address to the U.S. Congress

    Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. has been causing quite a stir. Read some key points from his address here at TCRN. Pope Francis began...

    Hundreds of Turtles Arrive in Ostional

    The beaches of Ostional welcomed the arrival of hundreds of Ridley turtles last weekend. Their presence served to further beautify the scenery of the...

    Trekking Costa Rica’s Five Best National Parks

    Costa Rican National Park Day is tomorrow. How many have you visited? Costa Rica is a small country but it has the richest flora and...

    Thanks to Public Outrage, Costa Rica Halts Any Further Hammerhead Exports

    The Comptroller General of the Republic (CGR) warned that since September 2014, there have been deficiencies by the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)...

    Costa Rica Environmentalists Outraged at Permits Allowing Hammerhead Shark Fins to be Exported

    Costa Rica's INCOPESCA and System for Conservation Areas (SINAC), has given permission for the export of hammerhead fins, a protected shark species. One of these...

    Looking for a Great Vacation? Manuel Antonio was Chosen as the Sixth Best Beach...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Manuel Antonio was selected as the sixth best beach in the Americas and 17th worldwide by the travel...

    Behind the Scenes of Costa Rica’s 2015 Envision Festival: An Interview With Co-Founder Justin...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Envision Festival in Uvita, Costa Rica is quickly gaining popularity worldwide, even topping Fest300's Most Transformational Festivals...

    Discovering New Depths with Divine Dolphins

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Our boat quickly found its synchronicity with the water, rising with the wave’s curling crescent, then dipping down into...

    Individuals and Associations Earn Well-deserved Awards for Improving Quality of Life in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Dr. Guiselle Lucas Bolivar, director of Health in Limon and Tatiana Cuadra Bermúdez, a youth leader, are very...

    Despite Record Breaking Eruptions at Poas Volcano the Park Remains Open for Visitors to...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – After the activity from the Poas Volcano on Monday in which the ash reached the scenic viewpoint for...

    Costa Rica Crocodiles Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Courtship and mating season causes crocodiles to wander from their natural habitats to find a date. This is one...

    Police Rescue a Raccoon on Leash in Puntarenas

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A raccoon being walked on a leash in the middle of Puntarenas was seized this morning by security...

    Tortuguero: Pride, Community, and Paradise for Residents and Turtles Alike

    Nestled in the Caribbean of Costa Rica is Tortuguero, a community used to living surrounded by fresh water, sea and natural wealth. To get to...

    Rogue Alligator Captured in San Jose Public Park

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The National System of Conservation Areas (Sinac) confirmed that on September 5, during a night operation, an alligator...

    Nine Endangered Species Rescued from Home in Paso Canoas

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Nine wild animals were under illegal possession in a house in the Paso Canoas reported the National System...

    New Decree Outlines Artificial and Natural Reef Protection Policies for Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - New decrees will provide regulatory frameworks for the protection of coral reefs and map out guidelines for determining the...

    New Manatee Research Planned for Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – By allocating a specific budget item for next year, the National System of Conservation Areas (Sinac) intends to...

    Study Reveals 559 Plant and Animal Species on Sixaola Conservation Lands

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Nature Conservancy (TNC) conducted an inventory of biodiversity in Sixaola farms, owned by the National Banana Corporation...

    Whale Watching Season is in Full Effect on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - From August to October and from December to March, tourists in Costa Rica are able to watch humpback...

    Environmental Organizations Eligible for $50,000 Grant Through Facebook Campaign

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Organizations and individuals with nonprofit projects that benefit the environment in Costa Rica and Panama can compete for funding...

    The Manatee: New National Symbol of Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Congress has approved the first reading of the declaration to make the manatee a new national symbol. This...

    Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins in Ostional

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Kemp’s ridley turtle nesting area in Ostional Guanacaste officially began its laying season on Sunday, reported the...

    Costa Rica and Ecuador Pushing for Increased Hammerhead Shark Protection

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica and Ecuador each filed motions for protective measures at international level to two species of hammerhead...

    Map of Central American Indigenous Areas Updated for 2014

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Experts will discuss the Central American territory to define, through an update of an existing map, the location...

    Crocodiles Numbers Increasing in Tourist Areas

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The constant observation of crocodiles in national tourist sites aroused concern in the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels...

    Manuel Antonio: Best National Park for Beaches, Hiking and Wildlife

    Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast, is a magical place displaying scenic beauty with many white sand beaches, lush mountains and voluptuous...

    Activist Paul Watson Reaches Out to President Solis for a Pardon

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - After being included again on Interpol’s red list of Interpol, the Canadian conservationist Paul Watson asked the president, Luis...

    More Sea Lion Sightings in Southern Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A smaller, younger sea lion was seen at Punta Banco de Pavones in the South Zone during the...

    Costa Rica Hosts International Big Cats Conservation Symposium

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Over the weekend, specialists and researchers of Felines in the Americas gathered to teach and participate in conferences,...

    Guatemala Hosts International Water Conservation Forum

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Some 400 local and foreign academics and entrepreneurs will meet in Guatemala in September to discuss a better...

    Costa Rica´s Biodiversity and National Parks are Priceless

    In only 51,100 km2, Costa Rica has about 95,000 species, and this number represents only 19% of the half million species in the country....

    Global Inspiration in Costa Rica: INBio

    “Costa Rica,” said Dr. Rodrigo Gamez Lobo, longtime President of INBio (National Biodiversity Institute) “is complex enough to be interesting, and small enough to...

    Reforestation and Turtle Patrols on the Osa Peninsula

    Since our previous report in February, the Frontier Osa project has continued with their important environmental work, which carries out groundbreaking surveys within Costa Rica's remote habitats, helping to conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.

    Costa Rica Nominated for Conservation Award

    Costa Rica has been nominated for the international Future Policy Award, a prize honoring legislation that protects forests and ensures better living conditions for current and future generations.

    Researching Climate Change on the Osa Peninsula

    Conservation organizations are studying sea turtles and other Costa Rican wildlife to discover the effects of climate change on the biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula.

    Ocean’s dead zones expanding; billfish more exposed to capture

    A recent research study revealed that billfish and other finfish are becoming more vulnerable to overfishing as dead zones (hypoxic zones) expand and shoal closer to the sea surface.

    Panama – first Central American country to restrict longlining

    PANAMA CITY, Panama and FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., USA – After banning commercial purse seining from its waters in July, the Republic of Panama has...
    Grey Crowned Red-backed Squirrel Monkey (Mono Titi)

    Titi Conservation Alliance: Sustainable Development and Conservation in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Region

    TCRN Regional Correspondent: Katrina Palmer Manuel Antonio's cocktail party for the Mono Titis! Celebrating local sustainability, the Titi Conservation Alliance and members of the Quepos/Manuel Antonio...
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    Orphaned baby sloths get an assist from Costa Rica sanctuary

    by Lindsay Barnett Talk about specialized -- the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica rescues and rehabilitates sloths, sloths and only sloths. Back in 1992...
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