Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention

Michael Krumholtz - September 30, 2016

Costa Rica will abstain from voting on whether or not to include two species of shark on an international list of protected species, angering conservationists. The government's decision was announced…

Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature

Lindsay Fendt - August 10, 2016

With the start of the new legislative session last week, the government has resumed a battle in the environmental commission over a controversial shrimp trawling bill. The…

ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid

L. Arias - June 13, 2016

The government-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is working on a project to create artificial reefs using waste material from the national electrical grid. The plan is to…

VIDEO: Argentina’s coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat in South Atlantic
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Argentina
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VIDEO: Argentina’s coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat in South Atlantic

AFP - March 15, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's coast guard sank a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, officials said Tuesday.…

Costa Rican awarded prestigious marine conservation fellowship
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican awarded prestigious marine conservation fellowship

Lindsay Fendt - February 24, 2016

Costa Rican environmentalist Randall Arauz took home $150,000 Tuesday in support of his work promoting ocean conservation in Costa Rica. Arauz, president of the environmental group Pretoma, was selected…

Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book

Karl Kahler - February 18, 2016

[caption id="attachment_88190" align="aligncenter" width="409"] (Courtesy of the author)[/caption] In 1974, a California surfer and businessman named Danny Fowlie tracked down one of the world’s greatest left surf…

Costa Rica President Solís named ‘Shark Enemy of the Year’
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica President Solís named ‘Shark Enemy of the Year’

Lindsay Fendt - January 31, 2016

In a ceremony in Germany on Saturday, the conservation group Sharkproject International awarded Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís the “Shark Enemy of the Year Award.” The…

New bill could bring shrimp trawling back to Costa Rica – depending on whom you ask
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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New bill could bring shrimp trawling back to Costa Rica – depending on whom you ask

Lindsay Fendt - December 15, 2015

Legal shrimp trawling could be returning to Costa Rican waters with a new bill up for debate in the Legislative Assembly. The Bill for the Development and…

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís nominated for ‘Shark Enemy of the Year’ award
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís nominated for ‘Shark Enemy of the Year’ award

Lindsay Fendt - November 25, 2015

In a letter published as a full-page ad in Spanish-language daily La Nación on Monday, conservation group Sharkproject International announced the nomination of President Luis Guillermo Solís for…

Costa Rica issues 1-year moratorium on export of hammerhead shark products
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica issues 1-year moratorium on export of hammerhead shark products

Lindsay Fendt - October 26, 2015

Costa Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas placed a one-year moratorium on the exportation of hammerhead sharks last Thursday. The moratorium will put Costa Rica in compliance with the…