The Smallest Trogons in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

In Costa Rica, the Blue-gray Tanager is an ideal species for opening the door to everything birds. With a big fat ten species on the trogon list, Costa Rica is one of those choice places. Destinations Costa Rica trogons

A Hummingbird Quest in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Yes, the time had come to see how many of Costa Rica’s hummingbird species we could find, and we had two days to work with. This oh so awesome endeavor was apparently somewhat inspired by a blog post I had written that toyed with the idea of doing a hummingbird big day in Costa Rica. Shetland Island birder, guide, and nature writer Jon Dunn saw the post, had a chance to come down to Costa Rica for a weekend, and the hummingbird quest was on!

The Birding is Always Good at Cano Negro, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Although the few big wetland sites in Costa Rica require a bit of a trek, sun screen, and boat rides, the wetland birding is just as rewarding and acts as a welcome break from the quiet challenge of rainforest birding. Destinations Costa Rica

Some Cool and Crazy Waterbirds from Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Costa Rica is one of those places that people visit to “see the rainforest” Although there’s no such thing as “the one and only rainforest”, Costa Rica is indeed a great place to check out this biodynamic habitat. There are some pretty cool tropical forests in Tiquicia (a local name for Costa Rica) and that’s where you need to go to see most of the bird species. Destinations Costa Rica Mesoamerica Sunbitterns

A Brief Guide to Birding Costa Rica in 2016

10,000 Birds

Are you headed to Costa Rica this year? Hotspots : Costa Rica has so much good birding packed into a small place, it would be easy to give hotspot status to the entire country. To see more information about hotspots in Costa Rica , I also wrote something about it. Patience isn’t a virtue, it’s a necessity : This can be said for birding anywhere on the planet but patience reaches new levels when you are waiting for an antpitta to show.

Comfy in Costa Rica in Aventura Tie-Dye: How I Wear Eco Fashion

Eco Chic

A couple weeks ago, I got the chance to zip down to Costa Rica—one of my favorite places on Planet Earth—to stay at The Retreat Costa Rica (don’t worry, I’ll be featuring it in an upcoming post!).

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Spirit: On Vacation at The Retreat Costa Rica

Eco Chic

Case in point: The Retreat Costa Rica ‘s focus is fixed on what I identified during my time there as three key areas: Physical health, Mental health and Spiritual health. Attention to detail doesn’t mean much if that attention is directed at things you don’t care for.

Refinding The Rainforest

Eco Friendly Daily

We all get weary and overwhelmed with the state of the planet, and sometimes it can be hard to imagine any improvement. In Costa Rica, much of the rainforest was destroyed by the 1970s, allowing cattle ranches to flourish.

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Highs and Lows from the Champions of the Flyway Bird Race in Eilat, Israel

10,000 Birds

For those who happen to be faithful followers of posts about birding in Costa Rica, no, you haven’t accidentally browsed to the wrong place. It might not be Costa Rica, but it is one of the most important, birdiest events on the planet, and checking it out was a dream come true. Seeing wheatears : We don’t see wheatears in Costa Rica, nor in Niagara county.

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Costa Rican tourists thwart sea turtle nesting, a surreal mirroring of the crisis in the Med

Green Prophet

A world apart, both events are variations on an alarming theme that undermines our effectiveness in protecting this planet. Have we lost all respect as to what holds this planet together?

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8 Rainforest Eco Resorts

Eccorazzi

1 La Cusinga Rainforest Ecolodge and EcoResort in Costa Rica. La Cusinga is the hidden gem located in Costa Rica where the pacific ocean crashes into the jungle. 7 Sela Verde Lodge and Rainforest Reserve in Costa Rica. Costa Rica, Central America.

Call for Applications: NatureNet Science Fellows

Nature Conservancy - Science

Never before has there been an issue that so tightly integrates the health of the planet with the economy, food production, clean, reliable water, health, and equality. The Nature Conservancy is seeking early career scientists and engineers for the 2017 cohort of NatureNet Science Fellows.

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Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

This law now protects one of the most fertile and varied shark populations on the planet. Costa Rica. It offers an opportunity to make a difference while sipping a cool beverage in some of the most serene, breathtaking, picturesque locations on this great planet.

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My Wild Trip to Borneo

Conservancy Talk

During my junior year in college I traveled to the rainforests of Costa Rica to study tropical ecology. In Costa Rica, I experienced how important tropical forests were to the amazing diversity of life on this planet, and I wanted to be a part of the fight to protect them.

NatureNet Science Fellows: Open Call for Applications

Nature Conservancy - Science

Never before has there been an issue that so tightly integrates the health of the planet with the economy, food production, clean, reliable water, health, and equality. The Nature Conservancy is seeking early career scientists and engineers for the 2016 cohort of NatureNet Science Fellows.

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Twenty Hummingbirds To See Before You Die

10,000 Birds

Found in Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua, this tiny hummingbird is placed within its own genus microchera. Nowhere common, this wonderful hummer is found from Costa Rica to Peru and is a specific pollinator of the heliconia flowers it attends.

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If You Don’t Invest in Your Water Supply, Someone Else Will and It Won’t Be Pretty

Nature Conservancy - Science

Using Water Funds to Finance Watershed Conservation in the Andes and Costa Rica. The Ponzi Scheme for Managing the Planet. Water purification systems at Bret Lake, Switzerland. Photo © Rama/Wikimedia through a Creative Commons license. By Sara J. Gottlieb.

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Global Warming Playing Role In Increased Human-Shark Interactions

Eco Friendly Daily

Sharks have been present on the planet for more than 400 million years and are represented by hundreds of different species. Despite their long standing presence on the planet, sharks are now considered by many to be at risk of extinction, especially particular species.

Scientists Search For Extinct Amphibian Species

Eco Friendly Daily

Dr. Claude Gascon, Conservation International vice-president, stated: “The search for these lost animals may well yield vital information in our attempts to stop the amphibian extinction crisis, and information that helps humanity to better understand the impact that we are having on the planet.”.

15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation

Greentumble

Yet if we continue to lose our forests at the current rate, in 80 years from now there will be no forest left on our “green” planet [2]. Deforestation is happening everywhere on the planet for many different reasons that vary from region to region. Forests are one of the most important.

12 Ways to Travel Abu Dhabi Sustainably

Green Prophet

When westerners go on holiday they tend to think of Mexico, Costa Rica, or for more exotic locations maybe Thailand. While the air miles you accumulate won’t be green, there are some chilled out activities for the planet lover to explore.

What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

Green Prophet

He added: “The different matrixes used in ND-GAIN allows any decision-maker to dive in and see, for example, how come Costa Rica is doing better than El Salvador in access to clean water.

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Teaching Green: 100 Tips, Tools, & Resources for Every Kind of Classroom

Green Life Smart Life

Incorporating ways to help the environment into your lessons is not only good for the planet, but offers plenty of hands-on activities, lessons, and projects for students. Students can play this game to save Planet Helios from ecological disaster.

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10 Rainforest Creatures That Defy Imagination

Eccorazzi

This spider, native to Mexico and Costa Rica, is the only known plant eating arachnid out of 40,000 other species of spiders. They can be found in Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica.

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10 Ways to Prevent Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution

Greentumble

To imagine the severity of the global pollution even better, there is an animal in the remote Arctic whose body contains one of the highest level of pollutants of any organism on this planet. Bananas imported from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras or other exotic destinations.

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Valuing Nature: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Conservancy Talk

A decade or so ago, the poster children for valuing nature were New York City, investing in watershed protection to secure its drinking water, and Costa Rica, investing in forest conservation for hydropower, tourism, climate stability and biodiversity.

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Where to See 10 Impossibly Elusive Mammals

Nature Conservancy - Science

Just about every eco-tourist heading anywhere from Costa Rica to Peru wants to see a jaguar. Consult Lonely Planet or other popular guidebooks on spotting Australian wildlife, and you’ll find yourself in a zoo. What mammal do you most want to see in the wild?

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Gaia versus Medea: A Case for Altruism

The Alien Next Door

I appreciate the comment about 'Anima' meaning "soul" In my Father's language, Romanian, this word sounds a lot like another word we could use more in our dealings with all life on this precious planet: the Romanian word for heart, INIMA. Thank you, Costa Rica!

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Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Conservancy Talk

I admire how you are thinking carefully and creatively about how the insurance industry can contribute to a resilient planet. We’ll talk a little bit about what that looks like in the insurance industry and how it can make a very positive difference, both for your business and the planet.

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Trees4Life Tell British Muslims To Plant Trees In Palestine And Reduce Waste

Green Prophet

The main aims of the organisation are to raise awareness in Britain of the ecological and environmental problems facing the planet, especially some of the most vulnerable populations of the less developed world. What do you think is holding back Muslims from doing more for the planet?

Q&A with Henry Paulson: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

From the time the kids were in upper grade school and middle school, we took trips over the Christmas break to nature-focused places, such as the Okefenokee Swamp and Cumberland Island in Georgia; Costa Rica; Maho Bay campground in St.

Putting the Science of Happiness Into Practice

The Green Changemakers

Countries around the world are beginning to apply the science of well-being to the decisions they make. News from the 5th International Conference on Gross National Happiness. by John de Graaf The study of happiness is experiencing a boom.

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Spirit Bears, Salmon, and Tar Sands Oil Don't Mix - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

But now, the survival of this rarest bear on the planet is menaced by oil giant Enbridge's plan to send hundreds of tankers a year laden with tar sands oil through their pristine habitat. Compass.

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The Napa River Inn & Mumm's Sparkling Pinot Noir

The Alien Next Door

D At June 14, 2010 3:31 PM , Cheap Lots in Samara Costa Rica said. I love this planet, Earth, and I pray we all take good care of it for our children and their children.

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10 Celebrities Fighting To Save The Rainforests

Eccorazzi

The great rainforests once covered some 14% of the planet. The British actor has visited a number of rainforests, including those in Costa Rica and Bali, and is a staunch supporter of The Prince’s Rainforest Project — he was even featured as the ‘supporter of the week!’.

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Sustainable Consumption and Production Publication

The Green Changemakers

Discussion Paper, 2nd International Expert Meeting on The 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, San José, Costa Rica, 5-8 September 2005.

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"Cesarean, Beyond the Wound" & Other Life Images. ~ Ana Álvarez.

Elephant Journal

Were about anything that helps us to live a good life thats also good for others, and our planet. >>> Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter. or get our popular Daily Wake Up Call.

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The Earth Charter's Worldchanger Scholarships

The Green Changemakers

Saving our planet is far from easy. The ECI Secretariat, which is based at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, endeavors to promote the mission, vision, strategies and policies adopted by the ECI Council.

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SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: Replacing Growth Imperative and Hierarchies with Sustainable Ways

The Green Changemakers

Besides that, the Happy Planet Index by New Economics Foundation and the Environmental Performance Index of Yale and Columbia universities were used. The combined outcome brings out Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica and Sri Lanka as top candidates for nations with sustainable cultures.

5 Global Warming Facts: Learn About the Causes and Effects

The Green Changemakers

For instance, The meat on your plate: Deforestation , especially of tropical rainforests, is one of the major causes of global warming, and residents of countries such as Brazil and Costa Rica often destroy these forests to create grazing space for cattle.

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The Economics of Happiness

The Green Changemakers

How is it possible that a small Central American country—Costa Rica—has higher average life expectancy and higher levels of happiness than the U.S. A strong stable economy is important, but only as one of several tools for achieving what matters: high, equitable well-being that doesn’t destroy the planet.

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Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

One hopes that the Climate Creditor countries will insist on full reparations for a polluted planet. At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

According to leading US climate scientist Dr James Hansen, exploitation of the Canadian tar sands will mean “game over” for the Planet. Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.