LIMON, Nov. 29, 2015 - Image taken on Nov. 24, 2015 shows dead trees and an abandoned dock on a beach of Cahuita National Park, in Limon Province, southern Costa Rica. According to the ranger Cristian Brenes, rising sea levels and strong waves due to climate change have removed nearly 50 meters of beach along the coast of Cahuita National Park. The case of Cahuita National Park is not the only one in Costa Rica, which has 1,290km of coastline. More than 40 percent of Costa Rican beaches have erosion, a process that has accelerated in the last 10 years, according to reports of the Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology of the University of Costa Rica (Cimar-UCR, for its acronym in Spanish). (Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp)

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Image taken on Nov. 24, 2015 shows a dead tree on an eroded beach of Cahuita National Park, in Limon Province, southern Costa Rica.

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