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Pura Vida: Costa Rica's Culture of Conservation

From: Terrascope Radio
Series: Terrascope Radio Major Features
Length: 21:19

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Part documentary, part sound-collage, this special explores Costa Rica, considered one of the "greenest" countries in the world, and its national efforts to conserve natural resources, protect nature, and promote biodiversity. Read the full description.

Puravidathumbnail_small In this unique combination of radio documentary and sound-collage, a team of young producers takes you to the rainforests of Costa Rica, where you will explore stories about Costa Rica's diverse range of interactions between people and nature. Delve into the complex human ecology that supports Costa Rica's culture of conservation: a combination of financial sustainability, scientific research, ecological diversity, and a deep cultural appreciation of nature. Listen to stories of the Costa Rican people as they discuss their personal relationship to the forests.

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Piece Description

In this unique combination of radio documentary and sound-collage, a team of young producers takes you to the rainforests of Costa Rica, where you will explore stories about Costa Rica's diverse range of interactions between people and nature. Delve into the complex human ecology that supports Costa Rica's culture of conservation: a combination of financial sustainability, scientific research, ecological diversity, and a deep cultural appreciation of nature. Listen to stories of the Costa Rican people as they discuss their personal relationship to the forests.

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