The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, on Friday ruled against construction concessions granted by the Municipality of Osa in the southern Pacific for new tourism businesses inside protected areas.
This week in Bangkok, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is meeting to discuss regulations that aim to prevent the extinction of many of the world’s most threatened species. Today, CI’s Carlos Manuel Rodriguez highlights a recent victory for some of these species in his home country of Costa Rica.
Capuchin monkeys are one of many species that international tourists travel to Costa Rica to see. The role of ecotourism in the country’s economy may have played a role in the recent ban on sports hunting. (© CI/photo by Ashton Jones)
Meet Paco. This goose has spent his last years with Vilma and her husband, brought as a mate to an older female goose that lost her mate. Paco used to take care of her, specially over the last year as she was turned blind and finally died last week. at the age of 20!.