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Costa Rica & the Birth of Ecotourism

Costa Rica & the Birth of Ecotourism

Peter Davis Krahenbuhl August 3, 2015 0

Some would argue that Costa Rica, which encompasses one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse regions on Earth, leads the world in ecotourism. Others would go so far as to suggest that it

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Could Biodiversity Keep Humans Healthier?

Could Biodiversity Keep Humans Healthier?

Derek Ward July 13, 2015 0

With an increase in Lyme disease in the U.S. this spring, ecologists are searching for ways to control the spread of the disease. Recent evidence suggests that a higher biodiversity within ecosystems may in

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Top 7 Moments of the Natural Vida en Costa Rica

Top 7 Moments of the Natural Vida en Costa Rica

WWF June 10, 2015 4

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia yet contains about 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Accompanying a Costa Rica adventure with WWF and Nat Hab, I saw enough to fill my

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Think you’re not a birder? A trip to Costa Rica may change your mind!

Think you’re not a birder? A trip to Costa Rica may change your mind!

Natural Habitat Adventures April 27, 2015 0

This travel tale is brought to you by Sarah Knight, Pre-Trip Services Manager at Natural Habitat Adventures. For people who don’t think they are into birding, a visit to a destination like Costa Rica

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See Nature as If for the First Time

See Nature as If for the First Time

WWF March 25, 2015 0

We had just finished a wonderfully grueling hike in the Tiskita Jungle, located along pristine coastline in the southwest corner of Costa Rica within a 300-acre private biological reserve.  We sat under an almond

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5 National Parks in Costa Rica You Shouldn’t Miss

5 National Parks in Costa Rica You Shouldn’t Miss

WWF October 8, 2014 0

Thankfully, the country of Costa Rica recognized the gift of its incredible biodiversity early on, and began protecting it with an extensive network of national parks, wildlife refuges and biological reserves. Our four Costa

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9 Stories That Will Inspire You To Travel Differently

9 Stories That Will Inspire You To Travel Differently

Derek Ward September 26, 2014 0

When you travel the world to see unique wildlife and diverse landscapes, you are also helping the local communities you visit! Saturday is the UN’s World Tourism Day and this year’s theme is “Tourism

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Ecotourism Facts

Spotlight on Sustainability: Ecotourism Facts

Court Whelan, Ph.D. April 20, 2014 0

If you’ve read my other ecotourism posts here, you’re probably familiar with my emphatic stance on ecotourism’s potential in the conservation of environments and cultures.  But, I think it’s about time to break out

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