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New study: Costa Rica is giving away its fishing wealth
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New study: Costa Rica is giving away its fishing wealth

L. Arias - March 15, 2017

Costa Rica's laws allow international fleets to capture 95 percent of the tuna caught within Costa Rican waters, researchers from the National University (UNA) and the non-government…

Costa Rican Electricity Institute launches construction of artificial reef
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rican Electricity Institute launches construction of artificial reef

L. Arias - January 24, 2017

Eight divers from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) are using waste material from the national electrical grid to build a structure expected to become an artificial reef. The institute reported on…

Marine conservation award to be named after murdered conservationist Jairo Mora
Conservation
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Conservation
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Marine conservation award to be named after murdered conservationist Jairo Mora

The Tico Times - August 17, 2016

A new award will honor the memory of Costa Rican turtle conservationist Jairo Mora, who was just 26 years old when he was murdered by poachers on…

ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid

L. Arias - June 13, 2016

The government-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is working on a project to create artificial reefs using waste material from the national electrical grid. The plan is to…

Costa Rica issues 1-year moratorium on export of hammerhead shark products
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica issues 1-year moratorium on export of hammerhead shark products

The Tico Times - October 26, 2015

Costa Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas placed a one-year moratorium on the exportation of hammerhead sharks last Thursday. The moratorium will put Costa Rica in compliance with the…

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase
Crime
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Crime
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Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase

David Boddiger - October 14, 2015

See also: Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections Paul Watson is fed up with Costa Rica’s attempts to prosecute him. For 13 years,…

New turtles arrive at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach, testing efforts to control tourists
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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New turtles arrive at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach, testing efforts to control tourists

L. Arias - September 24, 2015

After a large mob of tourists made headlines worldwide for interfering with nesting sea turtles in Costa Rica earlier this month, thousands of olive ridleys have returned to Ostional…

Mob of tourists at Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach prevents sea turtles from nesting
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Mob of tourists at Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach prevents sea turtles from nesting

L. Arias - September 9, 2015

Last weekend hundreds of tourists crowded the beach at Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste, preventing several olive ridley sea turtles from nesting along the coastline, as they do every year. The…

Sea Shepherd’s R/V Martin Sheen lands in Costa Rica for 4-month research mission
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Sea Shepherd’s R/V Martin Sheen lands in Costa Rica for 4-month research mission

The Tico Times - June 11, 2015

Named after the Hollywood celebrity who has supported the marine conservation group for two decades, the R/V Martin Sheen is one of the latest additions to Sea…

Costa Rica investigates company’s navigation permits after weekend chemical spill in Nicoya Gulf
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rica investigates company’s navigation permits after weekend chemical spill in Nicoya Gulf

L. Arias - May 5, 2015

Officials from the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA) on Monday said that the 180 tons of ammonium nitrate spilled into the Nicoya Gulf last Saturday have not caused significant…