News Brief: The San Rafael River is protected after six years

By NAYELLI BERMUDEZ

After six years of fighting to protect the San Rafael River in Peréz Zeledón in Costa Rica, the Ríos Vivos movement has succeeded in preventing the construction of another hydroelectric reservoir. 

The battle has been going on since 2016 when the movement petitioned for an annulment for the original construction of the reservoir.

Costa Rica is known for preserving and protecting its forests, beaches and natural resources. The movement was able to prove that the reservoirs are a danger to the land and the surrounding villages. 

Hydroelectric reservoirs are large bodies of water, typically lakes or rivers, that are used to generate electricity. The water is separated by a dam and is elevated to create potential energy.

Read this article in Spanish https://laplaza.press/2019/09/05/resumen-de-noticias-el-rio-san-rafael-esta-protegido-despues-de-seis-anos/

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