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New Citizen Water Observatory – Rio Pacuare Turrialba-Siquirres!

We are delighted to announce that the Citizen Water Observatory Rio Pacuare Turrialba-Siquirres has been officially accepted into the National Network of Citizen Water Observatories of the National Alliance of Rivers and Watersheds of Costa Rica. Our OCA (using the acronym in Spanish) is the 94th in Costa Rica! It was formed under RAFA’s Guardians […]

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Guardians of the Pacuare commit to preserving the Pacuare River Basin

Last month, we told you about the launch of our new program, Guardians of the Pacuare (Guardianes del Pacuare in Spanish), uniting the Pacuare tourism community and key conservation and municipal actors to work together to preserve the Pacuare River Basin, the forest and biodiversity, and stimulate community involvement. Our first meeting on May 26 at

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Guardians of the Pacuare program launches for river preservation

In May, we are launching our flagship program, Guardians of the Pacuare (Guardianes del Pacuare in Spanish), uniting the Pacuare tourism community to work together to preserve the river basin. The Pacuare River is a jewel of natural beauty and a critical ecosystem as a biological corridor. The middle of the watershed, most known for

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Historic Costa Rica River Protection Law Signed to Restore the Sarapiqui River Basin

The Sarapiquí River has become Costa Rica’s first river to be protected by a law of the Republic after the “Law for the Advancement of the Sustainable Development of the Sarapiquí River Basin and the Protection of its Main Channel” was signed into effect on March 31, 2022. The law provides environmental protection for 25

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2021 Winner of the Rafael Gallo Palomo Award “Safeguarding the Future of Our Rivers”

The 2021 winner of the Rafael Gallo Palomo Award “Safeguarding the Future of Our Rivers,” given by the Costa Rica National Alliance of Rivers and Watersheds, is the Los Santos Rural Electrification Cooperative (Coopesantos) for their program to protect water resources. Honorable Mentions for the award include the National Strategy for the Recovery of Urban

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Intercontinental Community Water Quality Monitoring Network Is Created

The Rivers and Forests Alliance joined 28 organizations and institutions from 10 countries on the American Continent and Spain at the end of July 2021 to create the Intercontinental Network for Community Water Quality Monitoring. The Network’s founding members initially include representatives in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Mexico,

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RAFA partners with the Costa Rica National Alliance of Rivers and Watersheds

by Shannon Farley The Rivers and Forests Alliance has partnered with the Costa Rica National Alliance of Rivers and Watersheds (ANRCCR in Spanish) to work on important conservation initiatives for the Pacuare River, its tributaries, forest habitat, and biodiversity. The ANRCCR is a citizen group that serves as a meeting space to concentrate efforts to

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