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US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guard
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US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guard

The Tico Times - June 22, 2016

The U.S. government will donate two Island-class cutter patrol boats with a total value of $18.9 million to the Costa Rican Coast Guard. The 110-foot ships will…

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica
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Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 18, 2015

Related: Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase Celebrity conservationist Paul Watson turned the tables Tuesday in his long legal…

Tiny Monaco helps OAS launch effort to save oceans from ravages of climate change
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Environment and Wildlife
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Tiny Monaco helps OAS launch effort to save oceans from ravages of climate change

Larry Luxner - October 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Organization of American States held an international discussion on global ocean policy this week, focused on dangers to coral reefs, pollution and the effects…

Cocos Island park rangers rescue fishermen, request resources
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Cocos Island park rangers rescue fishermen, request resources

The Tico Times - October 6, 2015

A recent rescue near Costa Rica's Cocos Island National Park has raised concerns among park rangers about their ability to do an increasingly complex job with meager resources. Three…

Conservationists want you to help crowd-patrol illegal fishing around Cocos Island
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Conservationists want you to help crowd-patrol illegal fishing around Cocos Island

Jill Replogle - August 24, 2015

Want to help stop illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s remote, species-rich Cocos Island? Now you can, from the comfort of your couch anywhere in the world -…

Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island
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Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

The Tico Times - July 17, 2015

Drones are best known for their place on the battlefield but conservationists hope unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, can transition to a different fight: illegal fishing. In…

Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island
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Environment and Wildlife
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Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island

The Tico Times - June 8, 2015

"Most of the ocean is cold and dark. Most of what is known about the ocean is in that upper 1,000 feet or so. You look at…

Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island
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Environment and Wildlife
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Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island

L. Arias - April 7, 2015

A campaign launched Tuesday is asking people and businesses in Costa Rica to donate money to buy a speedboat for park rangers at Isla del Coco National Park to fight illegal fishing…

Costa Rican police thank drug traffickers for new plane
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Costa Rican police thank drug traffickers for new plane

The Tico Times - October 29, 2014

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) has a new plane, thanks to some drug traffickers. The King Air F90, rechristened MSP 020, was seized while carrying a metric ton…

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VIDEO: Killer whales hunt tiger shark near Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

The Tico Times - September 10, 2014

http://vimeo.com/105756171 Divers with the excursion company Undersea Hunter saw a rare site off the coast of Costa Rica's remote Cocos Island National Park. During the first week of September,…