Costa Rica

GUESTS: John Burnett NPR's Southwest Correspondent (on leave of absence) Costa Rica has been seen as a model for its conservation practices, with eleven percent of land set aside for national parks. The tiny country has more bird species than the US and Canada combined. But Costa Rica is having trouble paying its bills - both the parks and forests are suffering. NPR's John Burnett recently returned from reporting in Central America ...he joins host Ray Suarez for a look at why Costa Rican nature preserves are threatened and efforts to conserve the land ...on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.

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