Mob of tourists at Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach prevents sea turtles from nesting
Environment and Wildlife
8070 views22
Environment and Wildlife
8070 views22

Mob of tourists at Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach prevents sea turtles from nesting

L. Arias - September 9, 2015

Last weekend hundreds of tourists crowded the beach at Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste, preventing several olive ridley sea turtles from nesting along the coastline, as they do every year. The…

WATCH: Researchers remove plastic straw from sea turtle’s nose
Animal protection
3155 views
Animal protection
3155 views

WATCH: Researchers remove plastic straw from sea turtle’s nose

Jill Replogle - August 18, 2015

If this doesn’t make you rethink accepting that plastic straw the waitress offers you next time you’re at a café, nothing will. A turtle researcher recently posted a…

Costa Rican police rescue yet another sea turtle from poachers
Crime
882 views
Crime
882 views

Costa Rican police rescue yet another sea turtle from poachers

Zach Dyer - August 11, 2015

National Police on patrol with volunteers discovered a green sea turtle tied and on its back on the Caribbean beach of Moín Monday evening. Authorities rescued the animal…

Toasting with turtle eggs: It’s legal in Ostional
Business
2888 views
Business
2888 views

Toasting with turtle eggs: It’s legal in Ostional

Jesús Barrera - August 8, 2015

Part of a series by students of the University of Arizona School of Journalism’s study abroad program in Costa Rica. PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – Gallo pinto, casados,…

Protecting life in Ostional: The survival of 2 species
Crime
1404 views
Crime
1404 views

Protecting life in Ostional: The survival of 2 species

Kendal Blust - July 30, 2015

First in a series by students of the University of Arizona School of Journalism’s study abroad program in Costa Rica. PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – Sea foam laps…

Sea turtle rescued by Costa Rican police from car trunk 
Crime
1168 views2
Crime
1168 views2

Sea turtle rescued by Costa Rican police from car trunk 

Zach Dyer - July 6, 2015

When police stopped a car in the city of Limón Friday evening they were looking for guns or drugs. What they found was a 100-kilogram green sea…

PHOTOS: ¡Vive Jairo! Protesters demand justice (again) for slain Costa Rica conservationist
Crime
1710 views
Crime
1710 views

PHOTOS: ¡Vive Jairo! Protesters demand justice (again) for slain Costa Rica conservationist

AFP and The Tico Times - January 29, 2015

Hundreds of protesters gathered Thursday in front of a court complex in the Costa Rican capital to express outrage over a verdict earlier this week that acquitted seven defendants of…

That’s loco! 12 bizarre stories from 2014
Arts and Culture
874 views
Arts and Culture
874 views

That’s loco! 12 bizarre stories from 2014

Robert Isenberg - December 31, 2014

It’s all fun and games – until you get arrested by Central American authorities for shoplifting a metric ton of saltines. Costa Rica has no shortage of…

Long-awaited Jairo Mora murder trial begins in Costa Rica with prosecutors’ opening statements
Crime
1016 views1
Crime
1016 views1

Long-awaited Jairo Mora murder trial begins in Costa Rica with prosecutors’ opening statements

Lindsay Fendt - November 3, 2014

Read all of our coverage on the Jairo Mora case here.  LIMÓN – Attorneys presented their opening arguments to a packed Limón courtroom on Monday in the murder trial…

Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya
Crime
2099 views1
Crime
2099 views1

Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya

Zach Dyer - September 10, 2014

Costa Rica's National Police have seized what is likely the biggest illegal stash of poached sea turtle eggs this year, just outside of Nicoya, Guanacaste. Police officers spotted a nervous…