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Environment officials move Kivú the lion to a new home
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Environment officials move Kivú the lion to a new home

L. Arias - December 5, 2016

A multi-agency group of officials entered the Simón Bolívar Zoo on Monday morning and seized Kivú the lion to take him to what is now his new home…

Officials demand the removal of Kivú the lion from public display
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Officials demand the removal of Kivú the lion from public display

L. Arias - November 11, 2016

The battle over Kivú the lion continued this week as officials from the Ministry of the Environment (MINAE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) ordered his removal from public…

Airport departure tax to rise in July
Airports
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Airports
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Airport departure tax to rise in July

L. Arias - June 13, 2016

Travelers leaving Costa Rica by air will have to pay an extra $2 in taxes starting in July, bringing the total cost of the airport departure tax…

Costa Rica moves to set prison sentences for animal cruelty
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Costa Rica moves to set prison sentences for animal cruelty

L. Arias - March 4, 2016

The Legislative Assembly's environmental affairs committee on Thursday approved the draft animal welfare bill, which sets harsher punishments, including prison time, for abusing or killing animals. The bill would also penalize…

Animal abuse reports on the rise
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animal abuse
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Animal abuse reports on the rise

L. Arias - December 12, 2015

With just over two weeks left of the year, reports of animal abuse have already surpassed by 15 percent those recorded last year, the National Animal Health Service (SENASA)…

Rescuers free dogs, birds in another puppy mill raid
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Rescuers free dogs, birds in another puppy mill raid

L. Arias - September 8, 2015

Rescue teams from the Humane Society International (HSI) and officials of Costa Rica’s National Animal Health Service (SENASA) raided a puppy mill last Tuesday in Coronado, north…

Costa Rica begins fumigating planes at international airports to halt spread of animal disease
Airports
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Airports
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Costa Rica begins fumigating planes at international airports to halt spread of animal disease

L. Arias - August 26, 2015

Costa Rica’s National Animal Health Service (SENASA) this week began fumigating all aircraft entering the country as well as some flights leaving its international terminals in order to…

Pigeon overpopulation in San José threatens human health, historic monuments
Environment
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Environment
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Pigeon overpopulation in San José threatens human health, historic monuments

L. Arias - August 17, 2015

Large flocks of pigeons are part of San José’s daily landscape, and while pedestrians are mostly used to the scene, health officials say the local winged population is…

Costa Rica court convicts owner of illegal puppy mill
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Costa Rica court convicts owner of illegal puppy mill

L. Arias - July 24, 2015

A court in the canton of La Unión in Cartago province sentenced a man this week for illegally breeding dogs in a puppy mill. The case started on April…

More heavy rains over Costa Rica expected starting Thursday night
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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More heavy rains over Costa Rica expected starting Thursday night

L. Arias - July 9, 2015

A tropical wave that caused rain over most of Costa Rica on Wednesday left the country in the early hours of Thursday. But the National Meteorological Institute…

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