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Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle

"I have never given an opinion pro or con. What I have defended against many times is fabricated statements from environmental zealots."

Fishermen report more tuna, dolphin along Pacific coast

The Costa Rican Fisheries Federation (FECOP) credits an October 2014 governmental decree restricting industrial tuna fishing in Costa Rican waters with what it says are recovering tuna and dolphin populations.

It’s dolphin and whale season in southern Costa Rica

A dolphin dives in Golfo Dulce during a recent sunrise over the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's southern Pacific. Dolphins and whales migrate heavily through the...

One of Sea Shepherd’s missions in Costa Rica: Protecting whales

This year, for the first time, the international conservation group sent a research vessel to help Costa Rican authorities protect humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), which migrate annually to the shallow waters of Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast to birth and raise their young.

Photos: A salute to Costa Rica’s natives on World Wildlife Day

In 2013 the United Nations declared March 3 as World Wildlife Day to celebrate biodiversity and spread awareness about wildlife conservation.

Watch: Snorkelers swim with pseudorcas off Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

Pseudorcas are the third-largest members of the dolphin family and are closely related to orcas, or killer whales.

Whale festival, rugby tournament, and other happenings around Costa Rica

A roundup of the best events going on Sept. 5 – 11.

The ‘Blackfish Effect’: SeaWorld to build new orca whale habitats

Stung by falling attendance and criticism over its treatment of orca whales, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. will build new habitats for the animals at its theme parks.

Dutch teen targets Pacific Ocean ‘plastic soup’ menace

Dutch student Boyan Slat is only 19 years old, but he already has 100 people working on his revolutionary plan to scoop thousands of tons of damaging plastics from the oceans. The world's "plastic soup," much of it swirling around in five main gyres or rotating oceanic currents, costs billions of dollars to the fishing and tourism sectors every year.

Police rescue injured dolphin from beach in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

Though record-breaking cocaine seizures have been keeping law enforcement busy lately, a police unit in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, on the southern Pacific coast, found time to help rescue a beached dolphin from the shores of Playa Hermosa.

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