10,000 Homes In Costa Rica’s Coasts At Risk Of Being Demolished

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

2014.12.03 Photo InsertNo Thousand of homes built within 200 metres from the shoreline, the Zona Marítimo Terrestre (ZMT) – Maritime  Zone – are at risk of being demolished if the 20 coastal municipalities of the country do not develop or update their regulatory plans by April 2016. Read More -> 2014.12.03, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 12.03

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Coastal Zoning Plans For Municipalities Are Said To Be Chaotic

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

2014.12.03, Photo InsertNo coastal canton in Costa Rica has a zoning plan that covers its entire area, said the Contraloría de la República in a report summarized Wednesday. The zoning plan, called plan regulador in Spanish, is vital for those who seek to develop projects. However, the Contraloría used the word chaotic to describe the situation. Read More -> 2014.12.03, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 09.30

 

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Small-is-better tourism is theme of new video

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Protection

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Legislators and supporters of responsible tourism will present a video that seems to support minimal development on the Pacific coast. The video is titled La gallina de los huevos de oro: Turismo en la costa Pacifica de Costa Rica. A reasonable translation would be “The Chicken That Lays the Golden Eggs: Tourism on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.” The fable with that title sometimes refers to a goose. Read More -> 2014.09.30, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 09.30

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President voices support for extending moratorium on maritime zone evictions

RDF TOPIC AREA: Maritime Zone Issue.

Puerto Viejo DemolitionsTwenty Residents along the beaches of Puerto Viejo and other parts of the southern Caribbean can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. President Luis Guillermo Solís announced support for an extension of a moratorium on a law that would displace coastal residents in the southern Caribbean and other parts of the country, during his trip to the province of Limón on Saturday. Read More -> 2014.09.02, RDF Newsletter, Vol 14, Edition 09.02

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