US experts tracking wildlife trade help train Costa Rican customs inspectors
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Business
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US experts tracking wildlife trade help train Costa Rican customs inspectors

Zach Dyer - September 18, 2015

Late last year, security at Juan Santamaría International Airport outside of San José uncovered more than 400 live animals in the luggage of a German tourist named Maciej…

Surprise newborn panda twins vocal, ‘very, very active’
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Baby animals
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Surprise newborn panda twins vocal, ‘very, very active’

Jim Mannion | AFP - August 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Twin cubs born to a rare giant panda called Mei Xiang were doing well Sunday, vocal and "very, very active" after the surprise back-to-back…

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Rich US tourists kill hundreds of lions each year, and it’s all legal

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - July 29, 2015

https://twitter.com/QuadSeaShepherd/status/626442287262797824 The Internet is in an uproar this week over the recent killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe. Walter J. Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, allegedly baited…

With current rate of climate change, 23 percent of species in South America could face extinction, study finds
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Climate Change
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With current rate of climate change, 23 percent of species in South America could face extinction, study finds

Jean-Louis Santini | AFP - April 30, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — One out of six species faces extinction as a result of climate change and urgent action must be taken to save large numbers of animals…

Wildlife numbers halved over past four decades, says WWF
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Environment and Wildlife
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Wildlife numbers halved over past four decades, says WWF

Mariette Le Roux | AFP - September 30, 2014

PARIS – Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey of over 3,000 vertebrate…

He posted on Facebook about killing a jaguar; now this young Tico could be in hot water
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Animal protection
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He posted on Facebook about killing a jaguar; now this young Tico could be in hot water

L. Arias - March 26, 2014

A photograph of a dead jaguar posted on a Costa Rican youth's Facebook profile on Tuesday has caused outrage among Ticos on social media sites. The image…

Climate change threatens human’s and wildlife’s access to water, says new report
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Endangered ecosystems
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Climate change threatens human’s and wildlife’s access to water, says new report

Zach Dyer - March 21, 2014

Sea turtles in Costa Rica face threats from poachers when they come ashore to lay their eggs, but another threat comes from the water itself. Rising sea…

The search for Costa Rica’s extinct golden toad
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Environment and Wildlife
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The search for Costa Rica’s extinct golden toad

Lindsay Fendt - January 15, 2014

At the start of Costa Rica’s rainy season this year, a group of biologists will embark on a mission to rediscover one of Costa Rica’s most beloved…