Conservationists want you to help crowd-patrol illegal fishing around Cocos Island
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Conservationists want you to help crowd-patrol illegal fishing around Cocos Island

Jill Replogle - August 24, 2015

Want to help stop illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s remote, species-rich Cocos Island? Now you can, from the comfort of your couch anywhere in the world -…

Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island
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Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

Zach Dyer - July 17, 2015

Drones are best known for their place on the battlefield but conservationists hope unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, can transition to a different fight: illegal fishing. In…

Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island
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Environment and Wildlife
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Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island

Gabriela Diaz - June 8, 2015

"Most of the ocean is cold and dark. Most of what is known about the ocean is in that upper 1,000 feet or so. You look at…

Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island
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Environment and Wildlife
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Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island

L. Arias - April 7, 2015

A campaign launched Tuesday is asking people and businesses in Costa Rica to donate money to buy a speedboat for park rangers at Isla del Coco National Park to fight illegal fishing…

Costa Rican police thank drug traffickers for new plane
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Costa Rican police thank drug traffickers for new plane

Zach Dyer - October 29, 2014

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) has a new plane, thanks to some drug traffickers. The King Air F90, rechristened MSP 020, was seized while carrying a metric ton…

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VIDEO: Killer whales hunt tiger shark near Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

Zach Dyer - September 10, 2014

http://vimeo.com/105756171 Divers with the excursion company Undersea Hunter saw a rare site off the coast of Costa Rica's remote Cocos Island National Park. During the first week of September,…

8 ways to beat Costa Rica’s rainy season
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8 ways to beat Costa Rica’s rainy season

Lindsay Fendt - August 1, 2014

Every year from June through November, Costa Rica converts from a sunny tropical paradise to a gray and gloomy wetland, and though the 2014 rainy season has…

Costa Rica fishermen once again arrested as US Coast Guard seizes 2.3 tons of cocaine
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Costa Rica fishermen once again arrested as US Coast Guard seizes 2.3 tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - July 1, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard captured a Costa Rican fishing vessel and arrested three Costa Ricans and one Nicaraguan suspect off the coast of the remote Cocos Island…

Green turtle links Costa Rica’s Cocos Island with Ecuador’s Galapagos
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Green turtle links Costa Rica’s Cocos Island with Ecuador’s Galapagos

Lindsay Fendt - June 23, 2014

One normal migration for turtles, one giant discovery for humankind. With his 14-day journey from the waters of Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park to the Galapagos…

Illegal fishing kills 7 sharks, including endangered scalloped hammerhead, near Cocos Island
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Illegal fishing kills 7 sharks, including endangered scalloped hammerhead, near Cocos Island

Lindsay Fendt - June 23, 2014

Park rangers on June 14 detained a boat fishing illegally near Cocos Island National Park, a protected marine area more than 300 miles from Costa Rica's Pacific…