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2012-12-06 08:28:41

LONDON, December 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The global movement to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020 - known as the "Bonn Challenge" - gains momentum at the UN Climate Talks in Doha today, as Costa Rica and El Salvador each commit up to 1 million hectares. The 50 million hectare mark - or one third of the target - is now within reach. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121206/582242 ) Achieving the Bonn Challenge -...

2012-12-06 05:02:02

The largest developer of residential properties in Costa Rica recently unveiled a new 100 home project consisting of three 2 bedroom 2 bath models. The project is being marketed to baby boomers looking to leave the US and Canada. Chontales, Puntarenas Costa Rica (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 Pacific Lots of Costa Rica is targeting baby boomers from North America looking to leave the US. Marketing primarily to the North American market, Pacific Lots represents the largest residential developer...

2012-12-02 05:01:00

John Lustig, a founder of Advanced Medical Certification (AMC) has joined forces with Dr. Karl "Fritz" Disque and several trustees of the Disque Foundation for a goodwill trip to Costa Rica on December 1. Partnered with Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS), the team will train medical personnel and other local citizens on Basic Life Support skills. Henderson, NV (PRWEB) December 01, 2012 John Lustig, a founder of Advanced Medical Certification (AMC) has joined forces with Dr. Karl "Fritz" Disque...

2012-11-30 12:20:50

SEATTLE, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Windstar Cruises is launching its collection of 2014 Caribbean and Costa Rican voyages with 2-for-1 cruise fares, plus bonus savings up to $1,000 per stateroom when booked by December 29, 2012. Guests can experience the freedom and panache of their own private yacht, with all the comforts of a luxury cruise ship, all while sailing on the warm breezes of the tropics. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121130/SF21858) Three eclectic Caribbean...

2012-11-05 16:21:15

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mexico Ministry of Tourism reports that during the month of September, the arrival of international visitors by air to Mexico increased by 7.1 percent compared to the same month the prior year. According to the Integrated System for Migration Operations (SIOM), an increase in the number of visitors from 125 nationalities was registered during September. The number of travelers to Mexico by air during September from the US and Canada reported...

2012-10-28 07:20:06

WestJet launches service to Antigua and Barbuda, Curaçao and Costa Rica CALGARY, Oct. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet will launch non-stop seasonal service to three new exciting sun destinations today and tomorrow, plus a fourth in mid-November, offering Canadian travellers even greater choices via Toronto Pearson International Airport. Today, WestJet will inaugurate twice-weekly service between Toronto Pearson and Antigua and Barbuda's V.C. Bird International Airport. The...

2012-10-22 04:00:46

DreamIt Ventures alumnus Saborstudio releases its Kickstarter-funded title worldwide. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 After an intensive year of development, Saborstudio, a New York and Costa Rica based gaming studio and a DreamIt Ventures´ accelerated startup, announces the release of its first title, Pota-Toss. The game´s launch presentation was held last Thursday, where the startup´s founders formally realeased the game on the App Store for both iPhone and iPad, in...

2012-10-03 02:31:10

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Company opens services and support center in San Jose, Costa Rica Akamai Intelligent Platform directly deployed within more than 70 networks in 62 cities across 16 Latin American countries Recent appointment of Jim Ebzery, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Americas, bolsters Akamai's sales and business development in the region Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping...

2012-09-25 06:26:43

WEINHEIM, Germany, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Helix Medical, LLC, a global supplier of medical components and devices, opened its newest facility in Alajuela, Costa Rica, just outside of San Jose. The new 17,300 square foot operation presents a $4M investment and is expected to employ some 60 people by next year. It is located in the Coyol Free Zone which is considered the largest and most modern high-tech business park in Central America, located just 10 minutes from the international...

2012-09-24 02:31:12

ALBANY, New York, September 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Commercial Fluorescent Lighting Market - Latin America Industry Scenario, Trends, Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast, 2011 - 2017 [http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/commercial-fluorescent-lighting-market.html ]", Latin American Commercial fluorescent lighting market was worth USD 212.3 million in...


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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