Mangrove forests are key ecosystems that host high levels of biodiversity, temper storm surges, and sequester large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.
Scientists in Costa Rica are growing new corals to try and save the ancient ones, Ashleigh Papp reports. Illustrations by Sami Chang, Walter Householder, and Serena Richelle.
While governments, multinationals, and global institutions look for answers to the ecological challenges the planet is currently facing, many local communities are affecting change by taking action at a grass roots level.
Squawking parrots fly tree to tree, waking up the little village of Drake Bay on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.
Located in the southwestern corner of Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula is known for the remarkably high diversity of fauna and flora that it harbors.
A trio of pantropical spotted dolphins slices through the surface of Golfo Dulce—Costa Rica’s southernmost bay, tucked between the mainland and the Osa Peninsula. Their sleek black figures barely cause a ripple before gliding back beneath the glassy water.
We’re just back from an exciting 20-day expedition with the National Geographic Pristine Seas team, led by Enric Sala and Paul Rose!
Costa Rica is famous for its national parks, but has only recently turned attention to supporting the people who live in them. Johnny Langenheim joins a community-led tour of its jungly Osa peninsula