Manatees Expand Their Habitat in Costa Rica — Repeating Islands

Located in the northern Caribbean region of Costa Rica, the Tortuguero National Park is home to one of the most docile, timid and elusive aquatic mammals. Trichechus manatus, also known asAntillean sea cows or manatees, once sought refuge exclusively in the canals of Tortuguero, but decades of protection have encouraged them to swim north to Barra […]

Manatees Expand Their Habitat in Costa Rica — Repeating Islands

Known for its rich biodiversity–sheltering about 5% of world’s fauna and flora–Costa Rica is a natural treasure, where emerald-green forests meet the waters of the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. From active volcanoes to rainforests, from the perfect surfing getaways to calm beaches, from tiny poblados to the packed capital of San Jose–Costa Rica is […]

via Central Costa Rica — Mundosobrerodas

A report by Laurent Duvillier for Unicef. Around 70 young people kicked off a new regional climate challenge – 1,000 actions for change – today in the presence of the Vice President of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell Barr. The challenge seeks to map out more than a thousand youth-led grassroot solutions for climate change throughout Latin America and the […]

via Youth propose climate actions in Costa Rica global conference — Repeating Islands

Farmland and trees co-exist in harmony in the Costa Rican rainforest where jungle farmer Alexander Retana has turned his family plantation into a sustainable farm. With a focus on agroforestry – essentially the practice of growing trees on farmland – Alexander Retana grows around 22 different crops from bananas to cacao among the trees of […]

via Agroforestry: Costa Rican jungle farmer Alexander Retana saving the rainforest by growing food in it — Life