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Dog hit by a car helps inspire animal rescue program for Costa Rica’s highways
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Dog hit by a car helps inspire animal rescue program for Costa Rica’s highways

L. Arias - March 3, 2014

Ruta 27, or Route 27, is the highway connecting Costa Rica's capital San José to the Pacific province of Puntarenas. But the highway also now loans its…

To save a predator: A history of human-jaguar conflict in Costa Rica
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To save a predator: A history of human-jaguar conflict in Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - January 16, 2014

On a wet September morning in La Unión, a sparsely populated town in Costa Rica’s northeast, Rolando Álvarez and his two young sons directed their horses into…

Animal cruelty
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Dog fighting ban moves forward in Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly

L. Arias - December 5, 2013

Members of the Legislative Assembly's Agricultural Affairs Commission unanimously approved this week the drafting of new legislation banning dog fights in Costa Rica. The bill now must…

Animal cruelty
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Hunters ignore Costa Rican ban, kill mother deer, fawn near Carara National Park

L. Arias - October 31, 2013

Although Costa Rica in December approved a reform to the country’s Wildlife Law to ban hunting for sport, unidentified hunters last Saturday shot a deer and her…

Animal cruelty
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President Chinchilla signs ban on hunting for sport

L. Arias - January 31, 2013

President Laura Chinchilla on Thursday signed a new law that prohibits hunting for sport in Costa Rica. The measure was approved in December by the Legislative Assembly…

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Costa Rican lawmakers weigh ban on hunting for sport

Tico Times - September 21, 2012

Costa Rican legislators are taking aim at sports hunting in the country with a new Wildlife Act. If passed, the law could fine hunters ₡1,800,000 ($3,600) and…

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