Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen

Lindsay Fendt - February 15, 2016

Wildlife experts from all over the world will converge on San José Monday to discuss international protections for shark and ray species. The meeting comes on the heels of…

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…

The winners and losers of Costa Rica in 2015
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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The winners and losers of Costa Rica in 2015

Lindsay Fendt - December 28, 2015

Winners 1. Costa Rican athletes [caption id="attachment_81818" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Javier Soriano/AFP[/caption] Costa Rica may be small, but its athletes held their own on the world stage in…

The best of long-form journalism in 2015 from The Tico Times
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Crime
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The best of long-form journalism in 2015 from The Tico Times

The Tico Times - December 23, 2015

It's not easy in the daily news business to carve out the time and headspace to work on in-depth pieces. But we know that our long-form stories,…

Costa Rican government rejects Shark Enemy nomination
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rican government rejects Shark Enemy nomination

Lindsay Fendt - November 29, 2015

The Costa Rican government will not sacrifice fishermen for sharks, President Luis Guillermo Solís said last week in response to claims by environmental groups that he has…

Costa Rica President Solis’ Rightfully Awarded ‘Shark Enemy’ Dishonor
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica President Solis’ Rightfully Awarded ‘Shark Enemy’ Dishonor

Randall Arauz and Todd Steiner - November 29, 2015

Editor's note: The following is an op-ed defending the "Shark Enemy" of the year nomination for President Luis Guillermo Solís. You can read about the Costa Rican government's reaction…

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’s airport popular thoroughfare for wildlife trafficking
Animal trafficking
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Animal trafficking
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Costa Rica’s airport popular thoroughfare for wildlife trafficking

Lindsay Fendt - November 21, 2015

This story originally ran on Nov. 19 in Mongabay Each year millions of travelers stream through the gates of Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría airport en route to…

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica
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Crime
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Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - November 18, 2015

Related: Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase Celebrity conservationist Paul Watson turned the tables Tuesday in his long legal…

Tiny Monaco helps OAS launch effort to save oceans from ravages of climate change
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Tiny Monaco helps OAS launch effort to save oceans from ravages of climate change

Larry Luxner - October 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Organization of American States held an international discussion on global ocean policy this week, focused on dangers to coral reefs, pollution and the effects…