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Meet Ostional National Wildlife Reserve sea turtle researcher Hellen Lobo
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Meet Ostional National Wildlife Reserve sea turtle researcher Hellen Lobo

Surya Greer - October 4, 2015

Ed. Note: This profile is third in a series by students of the University of Arizona School of Journalism’s study abroad program in Costa Rica. Ostional recently…

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…

WATCH: Researchers remove plastic straw from sea turtle’s nose
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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WATCH: Researchers remove plastic straw from sea turtle’s nose

Jill Replogle - August 18, 2015

If this doesn’t make you rethink accepting that plastic straw the waitress offers you next time you’re at a café, nothing will. A turtle researcher recently posted a…

Costa Rican police rescue yet another sea turtle from poachers
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican police rescue yet another sea turtle from poachers

Zach Dyer - August 11, 2015

National Police on patrol with volunteers discovered a green sea turtle tied and on its back on the Caribbean beach of Moín Monday evening. Authorities rescued the animal…

Toasting with turtle eggs: It’s legal in Ostional
Business
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Business
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Toasting with turtle eggs: It’s legal in Ostional

Jesús Barrera - August 8, 2015

Part of a series by students of the University of Arizona School of Journalism’s study abroad program in Costa Rica. PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – Gallo pinto, casados,…

Protecting life in Ostional: The survival of 2 species
Crime
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Crime
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Protecting life in Ostional: The survival of 2 species

Kendal Blust - July 30, 2015

First in a series by students of the University of Arizona School of Journalism’s study abroad program in Costa Rica. PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – Sea foam laps…

Sea turtle rescued by Costa Rican police from car trunk 
Crime
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Crime
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Sea turtle rescued by Costa Rican police from car trunk 

Zach Dyer - July 6, 2015

When police stopped a car in the city of Limón Friday evening they were looking for guns or drugs. What they found was a 100-kilogram green sea…

PHOTOS: ¡Vive Jairo! Protesters demand justice (again) for slain Costa Rica conservationist
Crime
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Crime
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PHOTOS: ¡Vive Jairo! Protesters demand justice (again) for slain Costa Rica conservationist

AFP and The Tico Times - January 29, 2015

Hundreds of protesters gathered Thursday in front of a court complex in the Costa Rican capital to express outrage over a verdict earlier this week that acquitted seven defendants of…

That’s loco! 12 bizarre stories from 2014
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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That’s loco! 12 bizarre stories from 2014

Robert Isenberg - December 31, 2014

It’s all fun and games – until you get arrested by Central American authorities for shoplifting a metric ton of saltines. Costa Rica has no shortage of…

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