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    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...

    Inside Look at Tambor Bay Turtles – How local citizens banded together to...

    The residents of Tambor never dreamed they had a secret treasure on their beaches arriving year after year. A group of curious, nature-loving residents...

    Terremoto! What Is Going On ln Costa Rica?

    No matter how jaded one can be, when the earth shakes, and shakes hard like it did this Sunday at the border between Costa...
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    Aboriginal Communities to Protect Green Areas Through New Program

    Owing to the process of consultation that seeks to reduce deforestation and degradation of rainforests, also known as the REDD+ Strategy, the Ministry of...

    Caminos de Osa rural tourism

    Caminos de Osa: a perfect combination of tourist development and respect for nature Awarded in the 21st edition of Best Active Tourist Product contest organized by the Spanish...

    Conservation on the Osa Peninsula:

    Costa Rica is making continuous strides in conservation! Learn how individuals and visitors can get involved in keeping this country beautiful! The Osa Peninsula is home...

    Chinese Shark Finning Industry Takes A Blow

    The China Ocean Shipping Company or Cosco has taken a pledge against shipping products for the shark fin industry after a load of shark...

    Ministry of Health Confirms 10 Zika Pregnancies

    The number of pregnant women in Costa Rica who have contracted the zika virus continues to grow. In little under a week the number...

    Increased demand for intellectual property rights

    The increased innovation in intangibles in recent years has let to the demand for protection mechanisms called intellectual property rights. The brand name of a product,...

    Nutty News: Stowaway Squirrel Catches Flight From Costa Rica to Houston

    Southwest Airlines had a surprising and adorable stowaway on a flight going from Costa Rica to Houston earlier this month. A young squirrel managed to...

    Child Abusers in Costa Rica Will Receive More Severe Punishments Thanks to a New...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A new bill seeks to reform the Penal Code, subjecting anyone who tortures a child to between 5...

    New Costa Rica Legislation Reform Will Prevent Minors From Marrying Older Men

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica Draft Law 19,337 has been created to provide more extensive legal protection for children and to keep...

    Tico Wins ₡197 Million from a ₡600 Lottery Ticket

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Social Protection Board (JPS) confirmed that this morning a 35 year-old man came to their headquarters to...

    Pope Demands No More Cover Ups for Child Molestation Cases in the Catholic Church

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Pope Francisco has demanded via a solemn letter to bishops and Catholic religious leaders around the world to...

    Reaching for the Stars: An Interview With Costa Rican Astronaut Dr. Franklin Ramón Chang...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - As children, we're often told to "reach for the stars" and live up to our ultimate potential.  One...

    Free Helpline Gives Costa Rica Kids a Voice

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The hotline for minors provided by the National Board for Children (Pani) by dialing 1147, will be free...

    Walmart in Costa Rica Looking to Hire 300 New Employees

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – On October 24 and 25, Walmart will be conducting a job fair to hire 300 new positions. During the...

    Costa Rica Fire Departments Discourage Charging Cell Phones Near the Bed

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Do you often leave your computer or cell phone charging near or on your bed while you sleep? Watch...
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    Costa Rica Takes the Next Big Step for Same-Sex Couples to Have Health Benefits

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – On Thursday, the Costa Rican Social Security board reviewed a comprehensive analysis of all the measures needed for...

    Costa Rican Clinics Developing Multiple Programs to Prevent and Assist Teenage Mothers

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rican Social Security along with cooperating medical facilities will be introducing a series of programs in regards...

    Experimental Dengue Vaccine Could Be Available in Costa Rica by 2015

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica has developed a vaccine against dengue which is currently undergoing comprehensive studies. According to the National Immunization...

    Intensive International Trade Regulations on Sharks and Stingrays Began This Week

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Since Sunday a new regulation went into effect that came from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...

    Banco Popular Announces Full Protection Plans for Cardholders

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The authorities of the People's Bank and Community Development (Banco Popular) announced that a monthly minimum investment of...

    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...

    Children's Hospital Hosting Toy Drive to Help Young Cancer Patients

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Association Against Childhood Cancer (CIFTA) is conducting their yearly collection to provide new toys to the areas...

    Costa Rica Agencies Call for Greater Child Protection Legislation

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Cases like Brandon (11 month old who died in April due to an assault by her mother and her...

    Costa Rica Aims to Have 100% Universal Health Coverage

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Health Ministry officials and representatives of the World Health Organization, discussed the coverage of the health system as...

    Sea Turtle Festival This Weekend is Free and Packed With Beach Fun

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)  - Need an outlet and do not know what to do this weekend? Well one option is the Sea Turtle Festival...

    New Costa Rica Scratch Games Offer Big Bucks

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Who wouldn’t like to win a prize of 75 million colones? The Costa Rican Board of Social Protection (JPS)...

    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...

    Cartago Becomes the First Municipality to Sign Environmental Protection Agreement

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The city of Cartago is committed to protecting 395 hectares of forest, 150 hectares of natural regeneration and...

    Take Help of Unpakt to Shift Base Anywhere Anytime

    Of late, a lot of people have to shift base from one place to another. This has become a recent trend because many business...

    Costa Rica is Producing Less Trash and Recycling More

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - According to Health Ministry data, daily waste production has decreased by 5.5%. The authorities claim that awareness of protecting...

    Solis Announces Plan to Make a Priority Visit to the USA

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solís, has promised to visit the United States to encourage foreign...

    “Morning After Pill” Still In Costa Rica’s Congress

    The "Morning After Pill" - the emergency contraception - in Costa Rica is still far from reality for many women to prevent pregnancy after...

    Singapore and Costa Rica conclude first round of free trade agreement

    AsiaOne Singapore and Costa Rica held the first round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) from April 20 to 22, 2009 in Singapore. This...

    CO2 emissions with Google Earth

    A team of US scientists led by Purdue University unveiled an interactive Google Earth map on Thursday showing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels...
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