Woman drowns in boating accident in Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Boating accidents
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Woman drowns in boating accident in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - August 18, 2015

A woman drowned in a boating accident in the Tortuguero canals on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast Saturday night, according to a statement from the Public Security…

Costa Rican police arrest 3 for harpooning sea turtles 
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Crime
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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…

Costa Rica begins mitigation of Nicaragua’s canal work in disputed area
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica begins mitigation of Nicaragua’s canal work in disputed area

Jill Replogle - March 26, 2015

Personnel from Tortuguero Conservation Area began work Thursday to close off a canal dredged by Nicaragua through disputed territory in the delta of the San Juan River.…

A rocket landing in Tortuguero?
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Environment and Wildlife
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A rocket landing in Tortuguero?

Jonathan Harris - November 27, 2014

We’ve written about Tortuguero, on the northern Caribbean coast, many, many times. The town and national park – one of Costa Rica’s top tourism destinations – have…

Tortuguero business owners form new tourism chamber
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Business
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Tortuguero business owners form new tourism chamber

L. Arias - September 22, 2014

TORTUGUERO, Limón – Every year, 100,000 tourists visit Tortuguero National Park and its surrounding hotels and restaurants on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast. The park – known…

The manatee will become Costa Rica’s national marine symbol following final vote in Legislative Assembly
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Environment and Wildlife
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The manatee will become Costa Rica’s national marine symbol following final vote in Legislative Assembly

Lindsay Fendt - July 29, 2014

See the full story of the manatee bill's journey here In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly passed a bill naming the manatee as the country's…

The plight of the Costa Rican manatee
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Environment and Wildlife
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The plight of the Costa Rican manatee

Lindsay Fendt - July 21, 2014

LIMÓN – In his home in the tiny barrio of Limoncito, a few miles away from Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast, 8-year-old Aldeir Cortés is staring through a…

Lawmakers give nod to Costa Rica’s manatee with proposal to name it a national marine mammal
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Environment and Wildlife
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Lawmakers give nod to Costa Rica’s manatee with proposal to name it a national marine mammal

Lindsay Fendt - July 15, 2014

Though there aren't many left in Costa Rica's rivers, the manatee is about to become a little more famous after a bill declaring it the national marine…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Paranoia in Tortuguero
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Crime
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Paranoia in Tortuguero

Robert Isenberg - March 30, 2014

When the riverboat hummed its way to the dock, the sky was navy blue. It was 5:15 a.m., and dawn had not yet broken over the dense…

‘The Manatee’s Big Day’ an imaginative, bilingual intro to nature
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Arts and Culture
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‘The Manatee’s Big Day’ an imaginative, bilingual intro to nature

Robert Isenberg - January 25, 2014

Even for a children’s book, “The Manatee’s Big Day” (Zona Tropical Press) is goofy. For the first few pages, Erin Van Rheenen’s animal adventure looks like a…