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

"[Police] found an enormous leatherback turtle in the trunk," said a press release from the Public Security Ministry. "It was alive and flapping its fins as if asking for help."

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

In the early morning Wednesday, police nabbed a woman with the last names Cerdas Viales, who is suspected of poaching sea turtle eggs on Moín Beach near the Caribbean port city of Limón.

Police arrest suspect selling poached turtle eggs

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 Caribbean coast. He faces up to two years in jail.

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

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 Coast. The boat's fishermen had hooked 11 sharks on their longlines before the rangers intervened.

Gold miner rescued from Corcovado National Park

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 from Costa Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas.

67 people cited for crimes against the environment in Costa Rica

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 organization’s control and protection unit.
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Gisele Bündchen: Finding Peace in Costa Rica

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Starlink Cleared for Costa Rica Launch, Bridging Digital Divide

Starlink, the groundbreaking satellite Internet service birthed by tech expert Elon Musk, has been greenlit to operate in Costa Rica by the Superintendence of...

Costa Rica’s Sloths Take Center Stage on “60 Minutes”

This Sunday, CBS's legendary news magazine "60 Minutes" launches its remarkable 56th season at 7:30 p.m. ET with a special focus on the lush...

Costa Rica Declares National State of Emergency Over Migrant Surge

The government of Costa Rica announced a state of national emergency on Tuesday in response to the dramatically increasing number of migrants crossing its...