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First GCS Conservation Agreement Signed

First GCS Conservation Agreement Signed

An innovative private-sector based system of payment for conservation and ecosystem services has been established at Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. The agreement signed between the Global Conservation Standard (GCS) and the Non-Governmental-Organization FUNDECODES is designed to deal with ‘rural development for conservation efforts’. The total project area covers up to 10% of Costa Rica’s territory…. Read more

CR Forest restoration success model to become a GCS project

CR Forest restoration success model to become a GCS project

The latest candidate for GCS approval is the Nicoya Peninsula at the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Twenty years ago, the peninsula of the Guanacaste region was near completely deforested, in order to produce cattle for the “burger connection”. Since then, a combination of market factors and consequent environmental policies have achieved to restore a… Read more

First Costa Rican project approved

First Costa Rican project approved

Today, the Technical Panel of the Global Conservation Standard approved the first project on Costa Rican territory. At the same time, the GCS signed a partnership agreement with the proponent in the Central American country often cited as the “Central American Switzerland”. The project site is the Central Volcanic Mountain Range north of Costa Rica’s… Read more

Workshop in San José welcomes GCS

Workshop in San José welcomes GCS

The Global Conservation Standard offers new opportunities for protected areas in Costa Rica. This is the result of a one-day expert workshop in San José. The German development agency GIZ had invited 30 stakeholders from government, NGOs and the private sector to discuss matters related to nature conservation and development. The experts concluded that the… Read more