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With crocodile concerns high, legal decision looms in population control case

The voices of those who see the abundance of crocs as a problem are getting louder.

Crocodile that attacked U.S. surfer captured in Tamarindo

Tamarindo's Tourism Chamber was the latest to put itself at the center of Costa Rica's crocodile debate by requesting the removal of a dangerous croc.

Why one Costa Rican lawyer is suing the government over crocodiles

After two crocodiles were seen in the ocean at Esterillos Este's recent surf event, organizer Walter Brenes said the government needs to take the appropriate actions to curb croc overpopulation.

Costa Rica’s crocodile conflict

Costa Rica is tied with Brazil for the most reported crocodile attacks in the Americas this year.

US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack

Jon Becker, 59, remained in critical condition early Friday evening at Enrique Baltodano Hospital in Liberia.

Crocodile warning signs in Costa Rica have decreased bad encounters with tourists, Environment Ministry reports

Environment officials have seen a decrease by up to 90 percent in complaints related to tourists feeding or approaching crocodiles. Local residents also are warming up to the signs.

Tamarindo crocodile suspected of attacking surfer will not be relocated

Locals had hoped to remove the problem croc, but the estuary where it lives is part of a national park and crocodiles cannot be removed without scientific evidence of overpopulation. Instead, local leaders hope to educate the population about crocodile behavior.

Crocodile attacks surfer in Tamarindo

On the first day of his surf trip on March 6 in Tamarindo, Montreal native Val Muscalu was waiting his turn for a wave when suddenly he was ripped off his board.

Wildlife expert mauled by 3-meter crocodile in Costa Rica

A Costa Rican crocodile expert is now recuperating in a hospital bed after being bitten last Wednesday by a crocodile during a relocation demonstration in the coffee town of Atenas, 44 kilometers northwest of the capital.

Costa Rica’s crocodile conundrum

With one of the highest rates of crocodile attacks in the Americas, Costa Rica is now struggling as the giant reptiles expand their territory to popular tourist destinations.
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