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

Mysterious shark discovered off Costa Rican coast dubbed the ‘Ninja Lanternshark’
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Mysterious shark discovered off Costa Rican coast dubbed the ‘Ninja Lanternshark’

Lindsay Fendt - January 6, 2016

With its pale green eyes and eery grin, a mysterious shark has intrigued scientists since 2010 when it was first hauled aboard a Spanish research vessel cruising…

Costa Rican government rejects Shark Enemy nomination
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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…

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase
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Crime
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Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase

David Boddiger - October 14, 2015

See also: Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections Paul Watson is fed up with Costa Rica’s attempts to prosecute him. For 13 years,…

Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections

Lindsay Fendt - October 14, 2015

Environmental groups are outraged by new agreements between the Costa Rican government and the fishing industry which they say will roll back protections for endangered and threatened shark species.…

Conservationists want you to help crowd-patrol illegal fishing around Cocos Island
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Crime
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Conservationists want you to help crowd-patrol illegal fishing around Cocos Island

Jill Replogle - August 24, 2015

Want to help stop illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s remote, species-rich Cocos Island? Now you can, from the comfort of your couch anywhere in the world -…

Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island

Gabriela Diaz - June 8, 2015

"Most of the ocean is cold and dark. Most of what is known about the ocean is in that upper 1,000 feet or so. You look at…

Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins
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Crime
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Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins

Gabriela Díaz and AFP - May 31, 2015

Recommended: Shark fin scandal in Costa Rica has Solís administration on the defensive QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador seized around 200,000 shark fins and arrested three suspected traffickers in…

Following public outcry, Costa Rica temporarily blocks exports of hammerhead shark fins
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Following public outcry, Costa Rica temporarily blocks exports of hammerhead shark fins

AFP - March 3, 2015

Costa Rica's Environment Ministry on Tuesday issued a decree suspending for six months the issuance of permits to export hammerhead shark fins following an outcry from environmentalists…

Environmentalists demand Costa Rica block exportation of hammerhead shark fins
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Environmentalists demand Costa Rica block exportation of hammerhead shark fins

Zach Dyer - March 3, 2015

Costa Rican environmentalists and officials are at loggerheads over what to do with more than 1,200 kilograms of shark fins — the equivalent of about 2,000 hammerhead…