Authorities Search For Organized Loggers

October 29, 2004

OFFICIALS from the Environmentand Energy Ministry (MINAE) workingin the Northern Zone have been confoundedby a band of tree-thieves conductingrogue logging in protected areas.MINAE’s regional director in thearea, Fausto Alfaro, said the group –which uses 4×4 vehicles, motorcycles,radios and cell phones to elude authorities– is better equipped than officialsattempting to stop the loggers, the dailyLa Nación reported.Alfaro said band members watch overpark guards and police, informing otherswhen the coast is clear.On six separate sites discovered Oct.21-23, police found more than 87,000square inches of wood and 25 largeblocks, valued in the thousands of dollars,La Nación reported.

You may be interested

Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby
sports
138 views
sports
138 views

Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 22, 2018

A three-part look at adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I here to learn how a Central Pacific coach is…

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network
Human rights
167 views
Human rights
167 views

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network

Elizabeth Lang - May 22, 2018

As Costa Rica continues to grapple with the disagreements about marriage equality and gender identity that dominated the second round…

Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past week
The Alvarado Administration
196 views
The Alvarado Administration
196 views

Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past week

The Tico Times - May 21, 2018

Newly inaugurated Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is closing in on two weeks on the job. Here are some of…