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US government sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets
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US government sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - April 15, 2015

MIAMI – Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group…

Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya
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Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya

The Tico Times - September 10, 2014

Costa Rica's National Police have seized what is likely the biggest illegal stash of poached sea turtle eggs this year, just outside of Nicoya, Guanacaste. Police officers spotted a nervous…

Costa Rica’s Playa Ostional: A community that lives for sea turtles
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Costa Rica’s Playa Ostional: A community that lives for sea turtles

Mollie Muchna - August 23, 2014

PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – By 7 p.m., it is already impossibly dark to read the signs on buildings. Every 100 meters or so, a singular yellow street…

El Niño: Kiss of death for Costa Rica’s sea turtle eggs?
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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El Niño: Kiss of death for Costa Rica’s sea turtle eggs?

Mollie Muchna - August 21, 2014

PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – Annual rainfall has decreased by 52 percent this year in the Guanacaste region, according to the National Meteorological Institute, affecting the hatching rates of turtles…

Caught in the act: After turtle poacher fails to appear in court, police find him returning from another hunt
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Caught in the act: After turtle poacher fails to appear in court, police find him returning from another hunt

The Tico Times - July 31, 2014

Police arrested two men suspected of killing an endangered green sea turtle in Parismina, a fishing village on the northern Caribbean coast, on Tuesday. Law enforcement officials…

Green turtle links Costa Rica’s Cocos Island with Ecuador’s Galapagos
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Green turtle links Costa Rica’s Cocos Island with Ecuador’s Galapagos

The Tico Times - June 23, 2014

One normal migration for turtles, one giant discovery for humankind. With his 14-day journey from the waters of Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park to the Galapagos…

Thousands of sea turtles arrive on Playa Ostional
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Thousands of sea turtles arrive on Playa Ostional

The Tico Times - June 18, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles have begun their annual descent on Playa Ostional on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Officials from the National System of…

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Police arrest 2 brothers for turtle egg poaching in Moín

The Tico Times - May 30, 2014

[caption id="attachment_38047" align="alignright" width="300"] Courtesy Public Security Ministry[/caption] Police patrolling the beach near Moín, Limón, arrested two brothers for turtle egg poaching on Thursday. The recovered 85 leatherback…

Police have saved 2,276 sea turtle eggs from poachers on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast
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Crime
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Police have saved 2,276 sea turtle eggs from poachers on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

The Tico Times - May 22, 2014

Every year, from late February through July, leatherback sea turtles haul themselves onto Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast to lay their eggs, and every year, egg poachers are…

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Hundreds of dead sea turtles could be headed for Costa Rica’s northwestern shores, officials say

The Tico Times - November 6, 2013

Hundreds of dead Eastern Pacific green sea turtles could be headed for the shores of Costa Rica's northwestern province of Guanacaste, say biologists and officials from the…