Sandy Sandoval


Costa Rica

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Sandy Sandoval, bilingual freelance journalist, her articles have been published in The Howler Magazine Costa Rica,The Tico Times, El Heraldo from Honduras.

Sandy Sandoval, periodista freelance bilingüe, sus artículos han sido publicados en The Howler Magazine Costa Rica, The Tico Times, El Heraldo de Honduras.

Idiomas: Español/Inglés
Languages: Spanish/English



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A chat with Nat Geo's "Untamed: Costa Rica" host Filipe DeAndrade

Costa Rica is home to four percent of the world's species and is a major destination for anyone interested in wildlife. That's what brought wildlife filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade to Costa Rica, where he filmed "Untamed Costa Rica" a six-part digital series for National Geographic.

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Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica

There has been a drastic decline in population of several shark species around the world over the past few years, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The non-profit organization Misión Tiburón in Guanacaste is committed to marine life with a focus on shark conservation.

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Helping save Costa Rica's smallest primate: The tití monkey

The tití monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) is a Central American primate species, which has two subspecies that are geographically isolated, one of these subspecies is endemic to Costa Rica. The tití monkey or the grey-crowned squirrel monkey (Saimiri oerstedii citrinellus) are the smallest primate in Costa Rica, a flagship species to the Central Pacific area.

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Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: Costa Rica free from plastic

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, single-use plastics - straws, coffee stirrers, bags, bottles and most food packaging - can be synonymous with convenience, but disposable plastic is causing havoc on the planet.

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Young Costa Ricans aim to save the danta through Nai Conservation

The Central American tapir is large. In fact, it's the largest terrestrial mammal in the Neotropics. These animals can weigh up to 300 kilograms and the Bribri people of Costa Rica believe that a giant tapir created the Earth. While they're large, they are also 100 percent herbivorous.

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Raising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the sea

Coral reefs are known as the rainforests of the sea for their extraordinary biodiversity. Corals are ancient, they have been in the oceans for almost 500 million years. Unfortunately, coral reefs have been dramatically reduced around the world, rising ocean temperatures around the world are causing corals to bleach, which often kills them.

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It's a bug's life: Protecting Costa Rica's buggy biodiversity

The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's South Pacific is a corner of paradise, named the most biologically intense place on Earth due to its striking natural setting. This highly endemic region houses 2.5% of the planet's biodiversity. However, it has not been thoroughly studied, and many of the species that inhabit it remain to be discovered.

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Now it's time to protect our species; Earth Day 2019

The theme of Earth Day 2019 is "Protect our Species." It aims to raise awareness about the millions of species around the world that are in distress. According to data from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), since 1970, the number of animals on land has decreased by 40 percent, marine life has also fallen by 40 percent, insect populations have declined by 75 percent in some places of the world – a wake-up call for everyone.