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Costa Rican Environmentalist Pays Ultimate Price for His Dedication to Sea Turtles

Costa Rican Environmentalist Pays Ultimate Price for His Dedication to Sea Turtles

Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Waking Times On the evening of May 30th, 26-year-old Jairo Mora Sandoval was murdered on Moin beach near Limón, Costa Rica, the very stretch of sand where he courageously monitored sea turtle nests for years even as risks from poachers rose, including threats at gunpoint. A dedicated conservationist, Sandoval was kidnapped along […]

Monsanto Back at it Again in Costa Rica with GM Corn

Monsanto Back at it Again in Costa Rica with GM Corn

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times In the small Latin American country of Costa Rica, where agriculture is king and enormous corporate plantations have dotted the country-side, a subsidiary of Monsanto is making a push to plant several hectares of genetically modified transgenic corn in the Northwestern province of Guanacaste. However, this month, a group of […]

By November 17, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
How A Tiny Central American Country Is Getting Richer And Saving The Environment

How A Tiny Central American Country Is Getting Richer And Saving The Environment

What would you say if we told you there was a country that used 99.2% renewable energy, has kept is GDP growing for decades, disbanded its military, and transformed itself from one of the most deforested nations in the Western hemisphere to one with forest cover over half its area?

By April 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Stranded: The Children’s Eternal Rainforest (Video)

Stranded: The Children’s Eternal Rainforest (Video)

The Children’s Eternal Rainforest in central Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the Americas. Sadly, however, it is being surrounded by development and pasture so that the natural migration of animals to and from the rainforest is already severely impaired. This short video was produced to advocate for the creation of a biological corridor to protect the treasures of this area.

By April 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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