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Olger Vega: How to Find The Big Fish

By Sara Quesada - Colaboradora

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

By María Fernanda Cruz -

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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Advertorial - Coopeguanacaste’s Signs Prevent Accidents With Animals

By Coopeguanacaste

The number of accidents involving Guanacaste’s wildlife has swollen over the last five years. The amount of dead animals on the Pan-American Highway’s northern stretch surpassed 100 during this period. Over 40 different species were involved, including anteaters, coati, opossums...

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Nicoyan Farmers Harvest Rainwater to Survive the Summer

By David Bolaños

El Joboa and Cerro Verde are two small villages boxed in by Nicoya’s mountains. In order to get there you have to travel over narrow dirt roads that rise and fall in the foothills. Once you arrive, quiet reigns while the inhabitants are out...

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Nosara’s GreenZones Program: Appreciating Nature via Meditation and Cell Phone Photography

By Mary Smathers - Nosara Citizen Journalist

Walking barefoot, silent, and with slow, exaggerated steps, I follow my teacher on the jungle path. The softening late afternoon light dapples the trees and brush and I notice orange pods on the ground and yellow green leaves alongside me. I spy the pochote tree and take out my cell phone camera...

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6 of the 10 Cantons With the Most Forest Fires Are in Guanacaste

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos -

If you’ve seen a burning field or mountainside in the summertime, it’s not a coincidence. In fact, it’s an everyday occurrence in Guanacaste, the province with the most forest fires in the country.

Of the 10 Costa Rican cantons with the most forest fires, six are...

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‘We Haven’t Seen This Many Dead Fish in 18 Years,’ Nicoya Gulf Resident Says

By María Fernanda Cruz -

Several Nicoya Gulf communities began their Wednesday in mourning following the death of thousands of sardines and sea bass spread across 2.05 kilometers of beach, according to the coast guard....

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Guanacaste To Become 1st Province to Use Drones to Measure Bean Crop Production

By Por María Fernanda Cruz

How many beans are planted in the country? The answer is key to establishing trade mechanisms that are fair for both producers and consumers, but authorities don’t know the answer....

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