New Jairo Mora murder trial begins in Limón with new prosecutors, same defendants
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New Jairo Mora murder trial begins in Limón with new prosecutors, same defendants

Lindsay Fendt - January 26, 2016

LIMÓN, Limón — As an unrelenting rain pushed water under the doors of the Limón courthouse Monday morning, three men sauntered through the security line and into…

5 things to know about the new Jairo Mora murder trial
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5 things to know about the new Jairo Mora murder trial

Lindsay Fendt - January 23, 2016

On Monday morning in a courtroom in the Caribbean city of Limón, judges will call to order a second trial for the 2013 slaying of Costa Rican sea turtle…

New trial in killing of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora to start Jan. 25
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New trial in killing of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora to start Jan. 25

Lindsay Fendt - January 17, 2016

A new trial for seven men accused of the brutal 2013 killing of Costa Rica sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora will take place from from Jan. 25 to March 25, a criminal…

New law grants land concessions to Ostional Wildlife Refuge residents
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New law grants land concessions to Ostional Wildlife Refuge residents

Zach Dyer - December 18, 2015

PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – December was an important month for people living in Costa Rica’s coastal communities. Legislators passed laws this month that create 25-year concessions for people…

WATCH: Sea turtles come ashore to nest by the thousands at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach
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WATCH: Sea turtles come ashore to nest by the thousands at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - December 10, 2015

OSTIONAL, Guanacaste — Just before the waves start to crest, their heads break the water’s surface as the creatures bob, waiting for a chance to come ashore. A wave…

Police catch poachers with more than 300 sea turtle eggs
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Police catch poachers with more than 300 sea turtle eggs

Zach Dyer - October 12, 2015

Marauding tourists are hardly the only threat to sea turtles on Costa Rica’s northwest coast. Last Friday, two Coast Guard officers patrolling Junquillal beach near the town…

Ojochal beach besieged by turtle poachers, biologists say
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Ojochal beach besieged by turtle poachers, biologists say

Lindsay Fendt - October 12, 2015

A group of turtle egg poachers have taken up residence on Playa Tortuga near Ojochal, according to biologists working in the area. The poachers have stolen at…

New turtles arrive at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach, testing efforts to control tourists
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Environment and Wildlife
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New turtles arrive at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach, testing efforts to control tourists

L. Arias - September 24, 2015

After a large mob of tourists made headlines worldwide for interfering with nesting sea turtles in Costa Rica earlier this month, thousands of olive ridleys have returned to Ostional…

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

Mob of tourists at Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach prevents sea turtles from nesting
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Mob of tourists at Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach prevents sea turtles from nesting

L. Arias - September 9, 2015

Last weekend hundreds of tourists crowded the beach at Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste, preventing several olive ridley sea turtles from nesting along the coastline, as they do every year. The…