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Costa Rica’s shark conservation record is a ‘mixed bag,’ observers say
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s shark conservation record is a ‘mixed bag,’ observers say

The Tico Times - June 8, 2016

When it comes to shark conservation, Costa Rica rarely shies away from the spotlight. In February, conservationists applauded as the country made headlines at the February meeting…

Fishing industry, conservationists both wary of Solís stance on shark protections
Conservation
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Conservation
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Fishing industry, conservationists both wary of Solís stance on shark protections

The Tico Times - February 19, 2016

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís stood Wednesday morning before a room full of the world's biggest shark admirers and admitted that some might consider him the animal's biggest adversary. Weeks…

Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen

The Tico Times - February 15, 2016

Wildlife experts from all over the world will converge on San José Monday to discuss international protections for shark and ray species. The meeting comes on the heels of…

Mysterious shark discovered off Costa Rican coast dubbed the ‘Ninja Lanternshark’
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Mysterious shark discovered off Costa Rican coast dubbed the ‘Ninja Lanternshark’

The Tico Times - January 6, 2016

With its pale green eyes and eery grin, a mysterious shark has intrigued scientists since 2010 when it was first hauled aboard a Spanish research vessel cruising…

The best of long-form journalism in 2015 from The Tico Times
Crime
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Crime
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The best of long-form journalism in 2015 from The Tico Times

The Tico Times - December 23, 2015

It's not easy in the daily news business to carve out the time and headspace to work on in-depth pieces. But we know that our long-form stories,…

Costa Rican government rejects Shark Enemy nomination
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rican government rejects Shark Enemy nomination

The Tico Times - November 29, 2015

The Costa Rican government will not sacrifice fishermen for sharks, President Luis Guillermo Solís said last week in response to claims by environmental groups that he has…

Costa Rica President Solis’ Rightfully Awarded ‘Shark Enemy’ Dishonor
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica President Solis’ Rightfully Awarded ‘Shark Enemy’ Dishonor

Randall Arauz and Todd Steiner - November 29, 2015

Editor's note: The following is an op-ed defending the "Shark Enemy" of the year nomination for President Luis Guillermo Solís. You can read about the Costa Rican government's reaction…

Tiny Monaco helps OAS launch effort to save oceans from ravages of climate change
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Tiny Monaco helps OAS launch effort to save oceans from ravages of climate change

Larry Luxner - October 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Organization of American States held an international discussion on global ocean policy this week, focused on dangers to coral reefs, pollution and the effects…

Costa Rica issues 1-year moratorium on export of hammerhead shark products
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica issues 1-year moratorium on export of hammerhead shark products

The Tico Times - October 26, 2015

Costa Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas placed a one-year moratorium on the exportation of hammerhead sharks last Thursday. The moratorium will put Costa Rica in compliance with the…

Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections

The Tico Times - October 14, 2015

Environmental groups are outraged by new agreements between the Costa Rican government and the fishing industry which they say will roll back protections for endangered and threatened shark species.…