Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends
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Environment and Wildlife
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Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends

Lindsay Fendt - February 8, 2015

Long before hordes of tourists and biologists began flocking to Costa Rica for its amazing biodiversity, the country’s native peoples were the area’s first wildlife experts. Through close…

Solving the human-jaguar conundrum, farm by farm
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Environment and Wildlife
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Solving the human-jaguar conundrum, farm by farm

Mitzi Stark - October 11, 2014

It’s not easy for humans and wildlife to live next to each other, and in Costa Rica, one of the primary examples of this has long been…

Rapid response units help mitigate conflicts over wildcat attacks on farm animals
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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Rapid response units help mitigate conflicts over wildcat attacks on farm animals

Fabiola Pomareda - June 12, 2014

Costa Rican conservation officials often receive calls from local farmers that sound something like this: “They killed two of my calves. Come trap this cat.” Wildcat attacks…

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

To save a predator: A history of human-jaguar conflict in Costa Rica
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Animal protection
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To save a predator: A history of human-jaguar conflict in Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - January 16, 2014

On a wet September morning in La Unión, a sparsely populated town in Costa Rica’s northeast, Rolando Álvarez and his two young sons directed their horses into…

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Scientists use Calvin Klein cologne to lure reclusive Nicaraguan jaguars; what might it do for you?

Staff report - November 20, 2013

Researchers studying elusive, nocturnal animals often use camera traps, which are triggered when the creature comes close to them. So what's the best way to get these…

Animal cruelty
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Hunters ignore Costa Rican ban, kill mother deer, fawn near Carara National Park

L. Arias - October 31, 2013

Although Costa Rica in December approved a reform to the country’s Wildlife Law to ban hunting for sport, unidentified hunters last Saturday shot a deer and her…

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Jaguar attacks take out livestock in northern Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - July 26, 2013

Parts of Guatuso and Alajuela, in north-central Costa Rica, are on alert this week after a series of jaguar attacks left 10 farm animals dead. The daily La…

Jaguar’s death by hunters alarms Costa Ricans
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Jaguar’s death by hunters alarms Costa Ricans

L. Arias - June 13, 2013

Photographs of two men posing with a dead jaguar circulated widely on social networks in Costa Rica on Friday. Now, animal rights groups are speaking out against…

Animal cruelty
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President Chinchilla signs ban on hunting for sport

L. Arias - January 31, 2013

President Laura Chinchilla on Thursday signed a new law that prohibits hunting for sport in Costa Rica. The measure was approved in December by the Legislative Assembly…