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Poachers or poached eggs? Sustainable turtle egg harvesting in Ostional
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Poachers or poached eggs? Sustainable turtle egg harvesting in Ostional

Emily Neidhardt - July 9, 2018

As someone who has worked for a sea turtle conservation program in Florida, I don’t generally advocate the harvesting of any endangered species’ young. Even so, I’ve…

New law grants land concessions to Ostional Wildlife Refuge residents
Business
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New law grants land concessions to Ostional Wildlife Refuge residents

The Tico Times - December 18, 2015

PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – December was an important month for people living in Costa Rica’s coastal communities. Legislators passed laws this month that create 25-year concessions for people…

WATCH: Sea turtles come ashore to nest by the thousands at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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WATCH: Sea turtles come ashore to nest by the thousands at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - December 10, 2015

OSTIONAL, Guanacaste — Just before the waves start to crest, their heads break the water’s surface as the creatures bob, waiting for a chance to come ashore. A wave…

Police catch poachers with more than 300 sea turtle eggs
Crime
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Crime
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Police catch poachers with more than 300 sea turtle eggs

The Tico Times - October 12, 2015

Marauding tourists are hardly the only threat to sea turtles on Costa Rica’s northwest coast. Last Friday, two Coast Guard officers patrolling Junquillal beach near the town…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

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,…