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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Crime
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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…

‘Shark Smile’ illuminates stage and sea
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Arts and Culture
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‘Shark Smile’ illuminates stage and sea

Robert Isenberg - September 11, 2014

As a story, “Sonrisa de Tiburón” isn’t all that complicated: An explorer flies a plane to a distant island, then scuba-dives into the surrounding waters. Fish and…

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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,…

Could tide finally be turning for shark fin demand in China?
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Business
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Could tide finally be turning for shark fin demand in China?

Felicia Sonmez | AFP - August 20, 2014

GUANGZHOU, China – A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. But now it lies…

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

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio talks about illegal fishing in Costa Rica’s Cocos Island
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Crime
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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio talks about illegal fishing in Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

Zach Dyer - June 18, 2014

Costa Rica's Cocos Island, known as the “most beautiful” island in the world, served as as dramatic illustration for actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio’s call for greater…

Chinchilla signs decree to protect Isla del Coco’s underwater mountains
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Environment and Wildlife
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Chinchilla signs decree to protect Isla del Coco’s underwater mountains

Lindsay Fendt - April 15, 2014

Sporting a park ranger outfit and hiking boots, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla tromped through the jungles of the country's most distant territory this weekend. She called…

Costa Rica to confront drug trafficking, illegal fishing with new radar system
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica to confront drug trafficking, illegal fishing with new radar system

Lindsay Fendt - April 11, 2014

PUERTO CALDERA, Puntarenas – Before departing on her epic, day-long boat ride to Costa Rica's far-flung ocean territory, Isla del Coco, President Laura Chinchilla stopped off at…