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Costa Rica Directs its Efforts Towards Protecting the Ocean

Costa Rica began 2022 implementing ocean diplomacy in favor of the protection of marine resources in different areas. The country is determined to continue...

FAO and IMO launch global campaign to clean up the oceans

Costa Rica is among the 10 lead countries of the ocean conservation project.

Communities to commemorate World Oceans Day with cleanups, events

Oceans generate oxygen, provide food and regulate the climate, among many other benefits.

Op-ed: Reduce and Recycle to Remain Relevant in Global Tourism

Costa Rican towns that host millions of tourists must deal with the influx of waste from tourism, often without municipal experience or proper funding. But you can help.

In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

Even in Playa Grande -- the last mass nesting beach in the Eastern Pacific for critically endangered leatherbacks -- menus largely feature seafood caught by longlines and trawling nets, fishing practices that have devastating impacts on sea turtles.

New government lionfish commission to take on invasive species

A new commission will provide government support for the removal of invasive lionfish in the Caribbean.

US says manatee should lose endangered species status

When aerial surveys of the West Indian manatee began in 1991, officials counted 1,267 of them in Florida. Now there are more than 6,300 in Florida alone, and the entire population is estimated at 13,000 manatees in its range which includes the Caribbean and the northern coasts of Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil.

Whales under threat as climate change impacts migration

Biologists saw humpback whales that usually migrate from Antarctica to the equator to calve are now also continuing north beyond the equator, as far as Costa Rica -- a behavior never seen before. The increasingly long journeys, a result of climate change, are taking a toll on the animals' health, scientists say.

Hundreds of whales found dead in Chile

More than 300 whales have been found washed up in a remote inlet in Patagonia in southern Chile in one of the largest die-offs on record, researchers said Tuesday.

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.

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