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Poachers or poached eggs? Sustainable turtle egg harvesting in Ostional

Ostional is the only place in the world where people can legally harvest sea turtle eggs.

Costa Rica judge releases poachers hours after cops catch them with dozens of dead birds

National Police officers and Environment Ministry officials last Friday caught two poachers transporting 62 birds in the central Pacific district of Montes de Oro, in Costa Rica's Puntarenas province.

Ojochal beach besieged by turtle poachers, biologists say

A group of turtle egg poachers have taken up residence on Playa Tortuga near Ojochal on Costa Rica's southern Pacific coast, biologists say.

Suspected poaching ring leader arrested, accused of killing tapir

The suspect was found with a .22-caliber rifle, a machete and a dog that reportedly was used for hunting. He was arrested for carrying a weapon illegally. Three others with him fled.

Delta, American and United ban shipments of ‘big five’ hunting trophies

Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines will no longer allow the shipment of lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo hunting trophies, the U.S. carriers said Monday.

Rich US tourists kill hundreds of lions each year, and it’s all legal

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that trophy-hunting tourists legally kill some 600 lions each year. Given that there are only about 30,000 lions left in Africa, this represents an annual loss of roughly 2 percent of the total lion population to legal hunting.

US dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion

"I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt."
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