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Sea Turtles that Nested in the Leatherback Marine Park are 40% New

Between the months of October and March, leatherback sea turtles come to nest on the shores of Leatherback Marine National Park. This past 2012-2013 season the park’s administrator, Rotney Stone, recorded 35 turtles that came to nest. Of these turtles, 40% were new or migrating turtles. Stone states “They are definitely low numbers, but seeing the […]

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Leaf Rust Epidemic Reducing Coffee Exports in Costa Rica

In light of the recent plant rust issue that many of Central America’s coffee crops have been facing, Costa Rica’s export numbers have fallen by 2.5% with the first release of 2012’s October through January crops. The National Coffee Association of Guatemala (ANACAFE) reported that with the crops of nine Latin American countries, the total […]

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Regional Agricultural Ministers in Costa Rica Plan Program to Fight Coffee Rust

Coffee crops across Costa Rica and Central America have been recently devastated by a fungus known as “leaf rust” that is destroying and withering coffee trees. Recently, agricultural ministers of Central America and the Dominican Republic met to devise a plan, and agreed to give this problem the highest priority. The plan that was agreed […]

Costa Rica Finds Blue Carbon Hidden in Wetlands

Deep in the wetlands and mangroves of Costa Rica lies the solution to Costa Rica’s goal to be a carbon neutral country by 2021 – Blue Carbon. Blue Carbon is produced within the ecosystems of mangroves and wetlands. Blue Carbon is a new idea to reduce atmospheric CO2 by conserving mangroves, sea grasses, and salt […]