The environmental history of the Republic of Costa Rica
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- Environmental campaign at crisis
- By Cam Walker, Green Left Weekly, 15
October 1997. After more than two years of campaigning,
one of Costa Rica's largest environmental and social
struggles is reaching a crisis point. Local communities
have been resisting efforts by close to 30 transnational
mining companies which are attempting to open large-scale,
open-cut gold mines which will utilise cyanide heap
leaching extraction methods.
- Costa Rica: Cocos Island now belongs to
- By C. Briceño & G. Chaves, La Nacion,
[5 December 1997]. The United Nations Education, Science
and Culture Organization (UNESCO) declared the Cocos
Island National Park a World Heritage Site. Due to the
great distance that separates the island from the mainland
it is considered to be a natural laboratory for the study
of plant and animal evolution.
- ‘Costa Rica has been invaded by
- From Green Left Weekly, 1 December
1998. Gabriel Rivas Ducca has been supporting local
communities in their fight against open-cut mining. The
way the aboriginal communities are mistreated has been
very important for many anti-mining campaigners.