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Costa Rica Makes Use of New Climate-Smart Agriculture Tool

Tropical forest conservation has been a hallmark of Costa Rica’s ecosystems-based development model. Now, Costa Rican farmers are making use of a new climate-smart software tool developed by the World Bank and UN FAO to enhance output as well as enhance resiliency and reduce GHG emissions and environmental degradation.

A Roadmap of a Roadmap for a Sustainable, Fossil-Fuel Free Central America

A rapid transition to sustainable, fossil fuel-free Central American economies and societies powered and fueled entirely by renewable energy resources is not only technically possible and cost effective, but would be socioeconomically beneficial, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute, with support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and Costa Rica’s INCAE Business School. Central American…

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Preserving the forest is the mission of La Reserva Forest Foundation in Costa Rica

Learning the Birds

Special feature by Roberta Ward Smiley My husband, Dan and I came to Costa Rica over 29 years ago because we wanted to have our own farm and couldn’t afford to buy land in the US. After having a dairy and then beef cattle for 15 years on the 40 hectares we bought in 1983 we witnessed, first hand, the…

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Nature Tourism Boosts Local Economies along with Environmental Conservation, “Green” Practices

Successful nature tourism businesses in Costa Rica “walk the walk” as well as “talk the talk” when it comes to boosting their businesses and environmental conservation, a University of Florida study reveals.