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Scientists figure out why female turtles are born at higher temperatures
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Scientists figure out why female turtles are born at higher temperatures

Sarah Kaplan | The Washington Post - May 7, 2016

In the 1980s, scientists trying to save sea turtles noticed something truly bizarre. They thought they were doing something good: rescuing eggs from vulnerable beaches and keeping…

In closing arguments, Costa Rica prosecutors seek acquittal of suspect in Jairo Mora trial
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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In closing arguments, Costa Rica prosecutors seek acquittal of suspect in Jairo Mora trial

Lindsay Fendt - March 15, 2016

LIMÓN – At least one of seven defendants accused of the 2013 killing of Costa Rica sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora likely will walk after prosecutors sought…

Judges from first Jairo Mora murder trial under investigation
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Judges from first Jairo Mora murder trial under investigation

Lindsay Fendt - March 8, 2016

A Costa Rica judges guild is denouncing an investigation into the actions of three of its colleagues who presided at the original trial over the murder of sea turtle conservationist…

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

Zach Dyer - 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…

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…

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…

5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean 
Crime
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Crime
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5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean 

Zach Dyer - July 27, 2015

Costa Rica's National Police rescued five more green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) weighing up to 150 kilograms last week in Moín, Limón, on the northern Caribbean coast.…

Costa Rican police rescue second sea turtle from butcher this month
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican police rescue second sea turtle from butcher this month

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2015

Police in Limón have rescued a second green sea turtle in as many weeks that was likely destined for a soup pot. Thanks to a tip from…

Ecuador releases 201 tortoises on Galapagos island
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Ecuador releases 201 tortoises on Galapagos island

AFP - June 28, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador has released 201 tortoises on Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos archipelago, where a similar subspecies went extinct more than 150 years ago. Santa…

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