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Costa Rica Study Abroad 2007

Costa Rica Study Abroad 2007

Published: Sep 13th, 2012

World’s Colliding: Land Use in a Developing State Costa Rica is a country making the painful transition to development. Less than 20 years ago it seemed conservationists’ chief concern was […]

2009 Project Spotlight

2009 Project Spotlight

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

Clinic projects in 2009 were principally focused on the governance of Costa Rica’s freshwater and marine resources. This year’s projects included working with NGOs on a citizen-driven initiative to reform […]

Developing an Environmental Law Clinic for the Federal University of Pará, Brazil

Developing an Environmental Law Clinic for the Federal University of Pará, Brazil

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

For the past three years, the Conservation Clinic has benefited from the participation of recent law school graduates from Brazil. These professionals come to Costa Rica to observe how the […]

Environmental Product Declarations in Costa Rica

Environmental Product Declarations in Costa Rica

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

Pineapple is Costa Rica’s second most important agricultural export. Unfortunately, the recent expansion of pineapple production has led to environmental damage and subsequent public outcry. Producers require a tool that […]

International Law and the Diquis Dam

International Law and the Diquis Dam

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

A large hydropower dam, Diquis, is being proposed for southern Costa Rica. This dam would affect both indigenous and non-indigenous communities. The Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) and the […]

Responsible Sport Fishing

Responsible Sport Fishing

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

Sport fishing has become an important tourist activity in Central America in recent years, which necessitates a policy framework that encourages sustainable behavior. The client for this Clinic project, MarViva, […]

Costa Rican Water Law Reform and Wild & Scenic Rivers Proposal

Costa Rican Water Law Reform and Wild & Scenic Rivers Proposal

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

This project was developed to provide feedback on a new water law proposed for Costa Rica. The current water law was passed in 1942 and many believe it is no […]

Developing and Strengthening Environmental Law Clinics in the Brazilian Amazon

Developing and Strengthening Environmental Law Clinics in the Brazilian Amazon

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

English: The Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative, through the University of Florida and the University of Costa Rica Joint Program in Environmental Law, brought three attorneys from Brazilian Amazon basin states […]

Implementing a Payments for Environmental Services Program for Costa Rican Wetlands

Implementing a Payments for Environmental Services Program for Costa Rican Wetlands

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

The objectives of this Conservation Clinic project were to develop a set of best policy practices for forced resettlement, particularly in cases involving large dams, and to identify areas of […]

Implementing a Payments for Environmental Services Program for Costa Rican Wetlands

Implementing a Payments for Environmental Services Program for Costa Rican Wetlands

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

The goal of this project was to determine the feasibility and advisability of a market-based payment for environmental services (PES) program for wetland protection in Costa Rica. Under the guidance […]