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12,000 Tons of Orange Peels Restored a Tropical Dry Forest in Guanacaste

By Sara Quesada - Contributor

It’s been 20 years since the Guanacaste Conservation Area (GCA), together with professors from Princeton University, started a project to recover three hectares of tropical dry forest, which is at risk of disappearing around the globe.

The project began in 1997 after...

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Ostional: The Turtle Crawl

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By Roberto Cruz - robertocruz@vozdeguanacaste.com 1

During the spawning period in Ostional, between 500,000-700,000 ridley sea turtles arrive on shore, each laying up to 100 eggs. The event is a spectacle for tourists and a way of life for the community.  

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Ticks: A Little, Big Problem

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By Roberto Cruz - robertocruz@vozdeguanacaste.com 1

Finding a tick might seem to us like a common occurrence, especially in the hot lands that we have in most of Guanacaste’s cantons. But, we should also be a little afraid: the number of diseases and parasites they can transmit are capable of sickening...

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Guanacaste Children Will Learn to Care for the Environment with Free New Book

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By Noelia Esquivel - Contributor 1

Through Lucia’s story, a girl that loves nature and wants to protect it, Guanacaste children will be able to learn about recycling, taking care of natural resources and environmental values.

The book that tells the...

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Scientists Link Chemical to More Male Crocodiles in the Tempisque River

By Bernardo Montes de Oca - Contributor

Crocodile sightings are frequent on the Tempisque River, but in 2012 something happened that alarmed a group of scientists: there were three males for every female in the river – when the usual proportion was one male to one female.

This had never been seen in...

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Ten Plants Native to Guanacaste for Easy Gardening

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

It’s frustrating to spend hours sweating in the garden only to find that, a few days later, everything has died and it looks worse than before.

 

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Olger Vega: How to Find The Big Fish

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By Sara Quesada - Colaboradora 1

The geographer Olger Vega grew up in Cuajiniquil with his fisherman father, with whom he would go out to explore the ocean when he was a child. Ever since then, he’s wondered how his father always found...

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El Niño Forecast For August Loses Steam

By Sebastián Rodríguez - Contributor

The phenomenon of El Niño will arrive in August with less intensity, but communities and local authorities should be prepared for its consequences, according to several specialists at the National...

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This Is How Guanacaste’s Most Vulnerable Trees Die

By David Bolaños

As you are reading this article, it is likely that someone else is cutting down a tree native to Guanacaste that is at risk or danger of extinction - permits or not.

Studies from the Costa Rican Technological Institute (in Spanish, TEC) have warned of...

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Help In Guanacaste’s Conservation Areas This Holy Week

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By María Fernanda Cruz - mariafernanda@vozdeguanacaste.com 1

Guanacaste offers a thousands ways for tourists and locals to enjoy Holy Week. A different alternative is volunteering in national parks and wildlife refuges. The Tempisque Conservation Area (in Spanish, ACT) has five different programs, four...

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