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Chirripó and its 13 guardians

Talking about Chirripó National Park always involves some numbers. The best known are 3,821, the number of meters above sea level of the towering...

Ostional, challenging conservation paradigms since 1987

The research that has been carried out in Ostional since the 1970s has included a continuous analysis of whether the controlled extraction of eggs carried out by the community is detrimental to the species. El Colectivo 506 also wants to know, but above all to understand this community-conservation symbiosis that continues to challenge the conservation paradigm.

When earthquake and storm unite: Sarapiquí’s early alerts

Alfonso Gatgens prepared this longform piece on emergencies in Sarapiquí without knowing that the greatest emergency in more than a decade was headed for...

Can a levee save a historic town in the Southern Zone?

Flood have been a part of life in Ciudad Cortés since its founding. We visit the past, present and future of this community to understand its relationship with these emergencies.

‘Sleeping peacefully depends on everyone’

Within a diverse context that includes border areas, indigenous and coastal communities, the Talamanca region has managed to organize an effective response capacity to natural hazards, thanks to committed people and community leaders who work to articulate and educate these populations.

Monte Verde and volunteering: what do we do when help can’t get through?

When an emergency occurs in a community, the relevant government entities activate their protocols. But what happens when a community like Monte Verde is...

Upala’s early alert system: learning from Hurricane Otto

Can you imagine being surprised by a raging flood in the middle of night? Knowing that the worst is yet to come, but not knowing...

Building safe spaces for Costa Rica’s LGTBIQ+ community

Esteban Alfaro decided to make a change in his canton, Perez Zeledón, after he and his boyfriend were thrown out of a bar in...

Inclusion 2.0: workshops ask Costa Rican businesses to open new doors

“The little girl never grows up.”  The psychologist José Luis García has just posed a question: in the 2001 Russell Crowe movie “A Beautiful Mind,”...

Grassroots work for an inclusive public sector

An office where fingerprints are processed. A training for the administrators of public ports. The meeting room of a municipal government. Sometimes, the work to...
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Podcast in English: How can a city become age-friendly?

Today on our podcast, Mónica Quesada Cordero reads a story in Spanish from our February 2022 edition, Long Live CR, which focused on healthy...

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