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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…

Conservation
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Video of turtle torture highlights common practice in Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - March 31, 2016

https://www.facebook.com/alvarosagot/posts/10154087180173270 A video of young men merrily dragging a live sea turtle behind a car in Costa Rica went viral after well-known environmental lawyer Álvaro Sagot posted it to…

Verdict in second Jairo Mora trial expected Tuesday
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Verdict in second Jairo Mora trial expected Tuesday

Lindsay Fendt - March 29, 2016

GANDOCA, Limón — The sun has not yet risen in the secluded Caribbean town of Gandoca, in southern Costa Rica, but the roosters are already crowing. Despite…

Victim testifies in Jairo Mora murder retrial
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Victim testifies in Jairo Mora murder retrial

Lindsay Fendt - February 16, 2016

LIMÓN, Limón — Tangled wires and malfunctioning microphones interrupted crucial testimony in the Jairo Mora murder retrial Monday morning as technicians struggled to maintain a Skype connection with…

New Jairo Mora murder trial begins in Limón with new prosecutors, same defendants
Crime
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Crime
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New Jairo Mora murder trial begins in Limón with new prosecutors, same defendants

Lindsay Fendt - January 26, 2016

LIMÓN, Limón — As an unrelenting rain pushed water under the doors of the Limón courthouse Monday morning, three men sauntered through the security line and into…

5 things to know about the new Jairo Mora murder trial
Crime
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Crime
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5 things to know about the new Jairo Mora murder trial

Lindsay Fendt - January 23, 2016

On Monday morning in a courtroom in the Caribbean city of Limón, judges will call to order a second trial for the 2013 slaying of Costa Rican sea turtle…

New trial in killing of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora to start Jan. 25
Crime
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Crime
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New trial in killing of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora to start Jan. 25

Lindsay Fendt - January 17, 2016

A new trial for seven men accused of the brutal 2013 killing of Costa Rica sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora will take place from from Jan. 25 to March 25, a criminal…

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

Zach Dyer - 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

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…

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