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Costa Rica strengthens Cocos Island protections

The Cocos Marine Conservation Area (ACMC) this month signed agreements with two organizations in order to improve the protection of Isla del Coco, an...

Cocos Island earns worldwide ‘Blue Park’ distinction from Marine Conservation Institute

The distinction highlights the world's best protected places in the ocean and the people who care about them.

Cocos Island nominated for Global Ocean Refuge distinction

Cocos Island is located 532 km from Cabo Blanco, Puntarenas.

Visit Costa Rica’s famed Isla del Coco – without leaving San José

Using video mapping and other technological tools, we can experience a full day at the island.

Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site

The Isla del Coco celebrates a landmark in its history.

U.S. tourist killed in shark attack off Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco

A 49-year-old female tourist from the United States was killed by a tiger shark this week while diving off the Isla del Coco, a...

5 questions for an English painter in Costa Rica

Artist and longtime resident Deirdre Hyde recalls her first visit to Costa Rica at 24 as the result of a British expedition's unusual rule. She's never looked back.

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

Celebrity conservationist Paul Watson filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Costa Rica before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, alleging politically-motivated criminal charges.

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

"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 a spot on the map and if you only know what’s at the surface you don’t really know what’s going on, any more than you would know about New York City if you just looked at the tops of the buildings," said world-renowned oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle.

Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island

Campaign backers hope a speedboat will help park rangers better protect the island against illegal fishing. Donations can be made through text message, at banks and supermarkets, and at special collection events.

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