Earth Day in San Juan del Sur

Local artists, businesses, municipal government, and students celebrated Earth Day with us this week. During the ceremony the mayor of San Juan del Sur committed the municipality to planting 50,000 trees as a contribution to the Meso-American Biological Corridor.

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Impulsan proyectos de reforestación en Rivas

La Prensa reports on our reforestation program in Paso del Istmo (in Spanish). Paso Pacifico’s national director is quoted: Esto se ha hecho en sólo tres años, son 450 hectáreas las que ya están reforestadas y la meta es reforestar …

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Why Environmentalism Needs High Finance

Over at SeedMagazine.com, there’s a great discussion of the need to align economic incentives and biological imperatives. Problems could be averted if species had a value that was neither zero nor infinity, and if there were incentives for people to …

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El Ostional apuesta al turismo

La Prensa has published a piece on our sea kayak training program (in Spanish), designed to promote eco-tourism in San Juan del Sur and Ostional. The goal of this program is to train young people to become eco-tourism guides, taking …

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Harbor Clean Up Benefits All

We’re pleased to see that a small tourism business is offering a special package for our harbor clean up! For $20, guests will be provided transportation between Managua and San Juan del Sur, where they’ll be served lunch and be …

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Jornada de Limpieza Submarina

We’re getting ready for our first-ever harbor clean up in San Juan del Sur. Along with the usual coastline clean-up crews, we’ll be working with teams of boaters and divers to pull up, haul away, and inventory inorganic waste on …

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Environmental Education in Rural Nicaragua

Julie Martinez, our environmental education instructor, has been working with elementary school kids in the Rivas province of Nicaragua. The kids are learning about the ecology of tropical dry forests, and starting to address environmental problems in their own community.

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Yo No Como Huevos

We are pleased to partner with Flora and Fauna International on a public awareness campaign to discourage the consumption of sea turtle eggs. We are surveying restaurants and market vendors, and asking them to commit to stop selling turtle eggs. …

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Protecting Sea Turtles to Promote Eco-tourism

We’ve officially launched our sea turtle program in the Rivas province, and La Prensa picked it up to share the story with the rest of Nicaragua. The campaign, designed to protect critically endangered sea turtles who nest on the beaches …

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A Small Place on Planet Earth

Over at the Cantur San Juan del Sur blog, they’re helping us gear up for Earth Day, by advertising our first ever Earth Day Forum. We’ll be in San Juan del Sur, “a small place on this wonderful planet Earth, …

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