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    Costa Rica Steps Up Educational Programs for the Prevention of Forest Fires

    All over Costa Rica, both the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) continue to...

    MINAE Cancels Permits to ‘Del Monte’ Company for Its Pineapple Project

    The Minister of Environment and Energy (MINAE), Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, explained -in December 2019- the issue of the suspension of the permits given to the corporation 'Corporación de Desarrollo Agrícola Del Monte, SA' -better known as Pindeco- for the planting of pineapple in the South Zone

    The Hammerhead Shark Listed as a Critically Endangered Species

    The red list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) of 2019 shows that, at least, 73 species worldwide...

    The “Old” Controversy over Oil Exploitation in Costa Rica Is Back on

    The proposal “Use of National Energy Resources” -read it correctly: let's exploit oil, export electricity, and weaken the MINAE- that would be...

    Coco’s Island National Park Declared “Blue Park”

    The Isla del Coco National Park (PNIC), received the “Blue Park” award this Thursday, for being a Global Ocean Refuge in the “Gold” category of the Marine Conservation Institute, which encourages Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that meet certain standards of effectiveness and handling

    Green Initiative Proposes Reforesting the GAM to Combat Climate Change

    Not long ago, San José was a wild city. Interwoven with the novelty of urban and natural green, the rich biodiversity is quickly being...

    More than 38,000 Disposable Plastic Bottles Will Not Pollute the Sea

    From 2 pm on, last August 1st, 2 hydration posts on the route to the Basilica de los Angeles were enabled. This way, Catholic...

    Costa Rican Coffee Exported to Europe Will Have a Green Label

    It is a label similar to the nutritional labels that come in edible products. It will detail the water footprint (amount of water that...

    A Pair of New Butterfly Species Are Named as Carlos Alvarado and Claudia Dobles

    Our country has 2 new species of nocturnal butterflies, which were located in Guanacaste after 40 years of research. The presentation of the new insects...

    Another Ocelot Dies after Being Run Over on the Main Road to Siquirres de...

    More sad news for wildlife: the report of the running over, and subsequent death, of an ocelot -also known as “manigordo” or “tigrillo” by...

    La Fortuna Will Be the Headquarters for the Launch of the “Ecomunidades” Program

    The district of La Fortuna will host the launch of the "Ecomunidades" Program, promoted by the National Directorate for Community Development (DINADECO) and the...

    New Butterfly Species with Pink Back Wings Discovered in Guanacaste

    Philtronoma Cbdora; this is the name of a new species of butterfly native to Guanacaste that was discovered by Costa Rican scientists and presented...

    SINAC Raises Awareness to Protect Costa Rica’s Wild Cats

    Last Saturday, July 6th, was the National Day of the Wild Cat, a date which was formalized by Executive Decree Nº 37827-MINAE of 2013. According...

    Government Launches Tourism Campaign to Promote Development and Economic Reactivation of Limón

    Intended for national tourists, last Friday was launched the advertising campaign "Come to Limón! What do you like to do in the Caribbean?", an...

    Municipal Nursery of San José Will Produce 16 Thousand Trees

    A new tree nursery located in Pavas will produce 16,000 trees and shrubs to contribute to the tree planting process of different parks and...

    Illegal Logging and Forest Fires Threaten Resources of Protected Areas in Costa Rica

    Officers of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) have attended last week several fires in the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and...

    Costa Rica Will Install 34 Fast Charging Centers for Electric Vehicles

    Last Tuesday, the map -where the fast charging centers for electric vehicles will be located- was unveiled for December 2019. At the...

    Costa Rica and Peru Join Efforts to Harvest Water in Guanacaste

    The Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Peru (MINAGRI), presented a program that...

    Costa Rica Extended Prohibition of Oil Exploitation Until 2050

    The President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado and the Minister of Environment and Energy, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, signed a decree that extends the prohibition...

    Decision to Mix Gasoline with Ethanol “Goes Ahead”

    The Government is moving forward in its proposal to mix super and regular gasoline with ethanol (gasohol) and place it on the market the...

    With Plan to Create 12 New Biological Corridors, Costa Rica Faces Climate Change

    In order to combat the growing threat of climate change, a proposal in the country aims to create 12 new biological corridors. The coordinator of...

    The ICT Invests in Assuring the Country’s Future

    The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) will allocate US$ 3 million in a 3-year period (US$ 1 million-per-year), with the possibility of extending it...

    Costa Rica Will Explore Being the Host Country of COP25, for 2019

    Due to its worldwide progress on the path towards Decarbonization, Costa Rica is exploring the possibility of being the host country of the Convention...

    Experts Seek to Conserve and Restore Mangroves in the Country

    The International Workshop for Exchange of Experiences in Mangrove Conservation and Restoration will be held this Thursday in the country for the framework of...

    The Struggle to Saving Our Environment in Costa Rica

    Each entrepreneur in Costa Rica has a unique success because most of them have a purpose to work for the defense of the environment,...

    Fidélitas University Enters the C-Neutral Country Program

    The headquarters of the Fidélitas University, in Heredia, joined the select group of companies and institutions that obtain a place within the Country Program...

    Give a Contribution to Planet Earth Purchasing with Your “Green Card”!

    In Costa Rica, environmental awareness is increasingly being promoted, which institutions have been developing for some time now. This time we want to focus...

    Government and International Organizations Call for the Replacement of Plastics for Single Use in...

    In accordance with global efforts for the protection of the planet, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), the United Nations Development Program in ...

    National Government Issues a Directive to Prohibit the Use of Plastics and Stereophone in...

    Costa Rica's government issued a directive to prohibit the use of plastic and polystyrene (stereophone) in all public institutions. President Carlos Alvarado and the Minister...

    Costa Rica Recycles Only 6.6% of Its Daily Residues

    Every day, Costa Ricans generate 4,000 tons of ordinary waste. Of this amount, 1,000 tons are deposited in rivers, vacant lots, and public roads....

    Pineapple Growers, the State, and Communities Set a North for Pineapple Crop Sustainability

    Encouraging the incorporation of good agricultural practices, strengthening producer organizations, and promoting spaces for dialogs are some of the actions prioritized by the monitoring...

    Land Title Deeds in Protected Wildlife Areas

    Here are a series of conclusions that have come out of a recent general study done in 2009 on land title deeds in Protected...

    Reform regulations for use of agrochemicals do not open loopholes for environmental effect

    The technical regulation 484: 2016 to reform the rules governing the use of agrochemicals in the country has no loopholes that allow the impact...

    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...

    Nine More Costa Rican Companies Receive the Carbon Neutral Seal of Approval

    The Costa Rica Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) presented nine more companies with the Carbon Neutral (C-Neutral) seal, reported an official source. Of the...

    Costa Rica Develops New Green Vehicle Program to Further Reduce the Country’s Carbon Footprint

    The Costa Rica government has announced the development of the Acquisition Program for Efficient Vehicles (PAVE) which will promote a reduction of national energy consumption...

    Costa Rica Government Admits They Have Not Lowered Electricity Rates as Promised

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Minister of Environment and Energy (MINAE), Edgar Gutiérrez, acknowledged to ADN Radio 90.7 FM how difficult it...

    Costa Rica Will Have Hydrogen Powered Cars in the Country by 2018

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Within three years, the Costa Rican company Purdy Motor will bring the first hydrogen operated vehicles into the...

    Brutalized Anteater Saved by Costa Rican Firefighters

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A wounded anteater was rescued by firefighters in Cariari, Pococí who answered the call from a neighbor and...

    Costa Rica Moves Forward With Plans to Use Burned Trash for a Waste-to-Energy Recycling...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A regulation for solid waste management by municipalities will be published in March, allowing local Costa Rica governments to generate...
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