San José

San José (elevation 1,150 meters) is the political, economic and cultural hub of Costa Rica. Natural World San José is located in the Central Valley (Meseta Central), where 70 percent of the country’s population lives. Urban growth has led to an increase in air pollution. That said, those seeking urban greenery have a number of options. …

Planet, People, Peace #P3CostaRica

This week – October 9-11 – the Planet, People, Peace (Planeta, Personas, Paz) tourism conference takes place in San José, Costa Rica. Planet, People, Peace or P3 (works in English and Spanish) is Costa Rica’s premiere event on ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Its name represents the focus of reconfirming our commitment to redirect the essence of its People back to the Planet, sharing …

Costa Rica

Photo: F Delventhal, Cartwheel Costa Rica has 4% of global biodiversity and the country has attracted tropical biologists and ecologists and nature-loving visitors seeking a peaceful vacation. The country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country is …

World Network of Biosphere Reserves, Status Report

Poster: Masurian Lakes Biosphere Reserve Publisher’s Note: We are editing and adding links to UNESCO Press Release The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme meeting in Paris has added 23 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, including four that straddle national boundaries. These additions were made during the MAB …