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Costa Rica’s police capture four men suspected of killing green sea turtles
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Costa Rica’s police capture four men suspected of killing green sea turtles

Lindsay Fendt - September 21, 2014

Police arrested four men Thursday for the suspected killing of two green sea turtles on Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. The men, surnamed Castellón, Picado, Peña and Ballestero, and…

PHOTOS: Authorities seize 442 turtle eggs in 2 days
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PHOTOS: Authorities seize 442 turtle eggs in 2 days

The Tico Times - August 21, 2014

In three separate busts on different coasts, Costa Rican police officers and Coast Guard officials seized a total of 442 sea turtle eggs on Monday and Tuesday.…

Police rescue giant sea turtle from trunk of a car after shootout with suspects
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Police rescue giant sea turtle from trunk of a car after shootout with suspects

The Tico Times - July 24, 2014

Correction: Police initially reported that the turtle was a leatherback sea turtle. After several readers pointed out that it wasn't a leatherback in the photo, The Tico Times called…

Police seize 101 sea turtle eggs from suspected poacher on Caribbean Coast
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Police seize 101 sea turtle eggs from suspected poacher on Caribbean Coast

The Tico Times - June 25, 2014

In the early morning Wednesday, police nabbed a woman with the last names Cerdas Viales, who is suspected of poaching turtle eggs on Moín Beach near the…

Police arrest suspect selling poached turtle eggs
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Police arrest suspect selling poached turtle eggs

The Tico Times - June 24, 2014

Police arrested a man with the last names Calvo Alvarado on Monday for selling turtle eggs outside of the Río Blanco stadium in Limón, on the country's…

Illegal fishing kills 7 sharks, including endangered scalloped hammerhead, near Cocos Island
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Illegal fishing kills 7 sharks, including endangered scalloped hammerhead, near Cocos Island

Lindsay Fendt - June 23, 2014

Park rangers on June 14 detained a boat fishing illegally near Cocos Island National Park, a protected marine area more than 300 miles from Costa Rica's Pacific…

Gold miner rescued from Corcovado National Park
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Gold miner rescued from Corcovado National Park

Lindsay Fendt - January 30, 2014

A man who went missing more than a week ago while illegally mining gold inside the boundaries of the Osa Peninsula's Corcovado National Park was rescued this week by officials…

67 people cited for crimes against the environment in Costa Rica
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67 people cited for crimes against the environment in Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - January 29, 2014

Officials from Costa Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) issued citations to 67 people for crimes against the environment in a two-week operation, according to the…

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