Suspected poaching ring leader arrested, accused of killing tapir
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Suspected poaching ring leader arrested, accused of killing tapir

Zach Dyer - September 18, 2015

Police arrested a man Friday morning suspected of killing a tapir among other animals in several protected areas in southern Costa Rica. The suspect, identified by the last…

Strong support for Costa Rica park ranger sentenced for attempted murder despite revelation of separate drug case
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Strong support for Costa Rica park ranger sentenced for attempted murder despite revelation of separate drug case

Lindsay Fendt - September 6, 2015

Costa Rica park ranger Mauricio Steller Fallas -- recently sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting a suspected poacher -- reached martyr status this past week…

WATCH: Researchers remove plastic straw from sea turtle’s nose
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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 arrest 3 for harpooning sea turtles 
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Costa Rican police arrest 3 for harpooning sea turtles 

Zach Dyer - August 6, 2015

The Costa Rican National Police and Environment Ministry chased down a group of Costa Rican poachers at sea Wednesday afternoon for harpooning at least three green sea…

Delta, American and United ban shipments of ‘big five’ hunting trophies
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Delta, American and United ban shipments of ‘big five’ hunting trophies

Sarah Larimer | The Washington Post - August 4, 2015

Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines will no longer allow the shipment of lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo hunting trophies, the U.S. carriers said…

Zimbabwe calls for US hunter to be extradited for killing lion
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Zimbabwe calls for US hunter to be extradited for killing lion

Reagan Mashavave | AFP - July 31, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe on Friday called for the extradition of Walter Palmer, as AFP learnt that the trophy hunter from Minnesota had posed for a photograph next…

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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…

US dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion
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US dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion

Fanuel Jongwe | AFP - July 28, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe – A wealthy U.S. dentist used a bow and arrow to shoot a much-loved Zimbabwean lion called Cecil, a safari industry group said Tuesday, amid allegations that the animal…

Sea Shepherd names latest turtle campaign after murdered Costa Rican conservationist Jairo Mora
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Sea Shepherd names latest turtle campaign after murdered Costa Rican conservationist Jairo Mora

Jill Replogle - April 26, 2015

The environmental group Sea Shepherd will patrol beaches during this year's turtle nesting season in the name of murdered Costa Rican conservationist Jairo Mora. The group announced "Operation…

Costa Rica Supreme Court cries foul on environment minister’s participation in Jairo Mora protest
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Costa Rica Supreme Court cries foul on environment minister’s participation in Jairo Mora protest

Zach Dyer - February 4, 2015

Costa Rican Supreme Court President Zarela Villanueva criticized President Luis Guillermo Solís for not keeping his ministers in order following the acquittal of seven suspects in the…