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2013-10-02 23:31:45

MobileRecharge.com announces 5 new top up operators for international recharges to Costa Rica, Curacao, Zimbabwe and DM Congo. Atlanta, Mobile (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 In September, MobileRecharge.com expanded its international mobile recharge network by adding 5 more operators. The main beneficiaries are those interested in recharging Tuyo Movil, Fullmovil, Digicel, Orange, or Econet, in countries like Costa Rica, Zimbabwe, DR Congo or Curacao. The current business expansion equals...

Banana Farms Contaminating Costa Rica's Crocs
2013-09-19 12:18:12

Wiley Shoppers spend over £10 billion on bananas annually and now this demand is being linked to the contamination of Central America's crocodilians. New research, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, analyses blood samples from spectacled caiman in Costa Rica and finds that intensive pesticide use in plantations leads to contaminated species in protected conservation areas. "Banana plantations are big business in Costa Rica, which exports an estimated 1.8 million...

Study Shows Pest-eating Birds Mean Money For Coffee Growers
2013-09-05 11:34:36

Stanford University This is the first time scientists have assigned a monetary value to the pest-control benefits rainforest birds can provide to agriculture. Their study could provide the framework for pest management that helps both farmers and biodiversity. In recent years, Stanford biologists have found that coffee growers in Costa Rica bolster bird biodiversity by leaving patches of their plantations as untouched rainforest. The latest finding from these researchers suggests...

2013-08-30 23:00:52

American workers approaching retirement are facing the same transitional challenges in their state of health and healthcare benefits. Retired seniors and individuals with limited or non-existent healthcare coverage are turning to medical travel and medical travel facilitators like SmartCare Worldwide to gain access to important medical services. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Many employers in the U.S. have dramatically reduced or terminated their retirement benefits. This...

2013-08-28 23:23:16

Comprehensive new website costaricandentalsolutions.com focuses on verification and transparency to guide patients to quality and affordable dentistry in Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Costa Rican Dental Solutions has launched costaricandentalsolutions.com, an insightful and educational new website designed for patients seeking a singular, trustworthy resource when traveling for affordable, high quality dentistry in Costa Rica. “There are over 4,000 certified...

2013-08-27 23:28:31

That’s great news for Costa Rican residents and tourists at Escazu’s top hotels seeking the fountain of youth in Costa Rica. The Anti Aging and Wellness Clinic now offers annual packages for patients that want to keep their youthful appearance from their mid-30s on, with a new cosmetic procedure. San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 A new cosmetic procedure has come to Costa Rica with a way to rejuvenate the skin, specifically one’s facial dermis. DermaPen, with 11...


Latest Costa Rica Reference Libraries

Granular Poison Frog, Oophaga Granulifera
2013-06-25 13:49:03

The Granular Poison Frog (Oophaga granulifera) is a species of frog belonging to the family Dendrobatidae, found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical, moist, lowland forests, but it's threatened by habitat loss. This frog has been switched from Dendrobates granuliferus to Oophaga granulifera. The frog is an aposematic animal, and it utilizes poison only for the purpose of self defense from predators. It's clearly visible red color is designed as a...

Grey-necked Wood Rail, Aramedes cajaneus
2013-04-21 09:30:30

The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramedes cajaneus) is a species of bird belonging to the Rallidae family. It can be found in Belize, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Columbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical and subtropical mangrove swamps, tropical or subtropical swamps, and swamps. This...

Honduran White Bat, Ectophylla alba
2012-08-10 11:10:50

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is the sole member of its genus. It is native to western Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, and can be found living at altitudes of up to 2,296 feet. It can reach an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches. This bat has white fur on its entire body, a trait for which it was named, except for it small ears and nose which are yellow in color. It will construct tents within the leaves of the Heliconia plant, by biting the veins that...

Oryzomys_couesi,_Tylomys_panamensis
2012-07-25 06:49:31

Coues' rice rat (Oryzomys couesi) is a semiaquatic rat that can be found in southern Texas, throughout Mexico and Central America, and into the northwestern portion of Colombia. It prefers a habitat with abundant water, but it is able to live in arid habitats and shrub lands. Coues’ rice rat forms the group O. couesi, along with six other species of rat. All of these rats are in the Oryzomys genus, along with the marsh rice rat who is the sole member of its group. There are more than forty...

Crab-eating Raccoon, Procyon cancrivorus
2012-07-20 08:42:55

The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is native to South and Central America. Its range includes Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and extends to the northern areas of Uruguay and Argentina. It prefers a habitat with abundant water resources. Although the name implies that this raccoon’s diet consists of only crabs, it also consumes other crustaceans, like lobster, as well as fruits, amphibians, and turtle eggs. The crab-eating raccoon is similar in appearance to the common...

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