US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack

Lindsay Fendt - July 22, 2016

UPDATED at 2:30 p.m. July 23 A U.S. tourist had his right leg amputated Friday afternoon after a crocodile attacked him near the Playa Grande estuary in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The…

New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica
Biodiversity
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Biodiversity
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New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica

L. Arias - July 21, 2016

A group of researchers from the U.S. and Costa Rica announced this week the discovery of a new species of venomous snake in the mountains of Costa Rica that they're calling the…

Costa Rica’s shark conservation record is a ‘mixed bag,’ observers say
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s shark conservation record is a ‘mixed bag,’ observers say

Lindsay Fendt - June 8, 2016

When it comes to shark conservation, Costa Rica rarely shies away from the spotlight. In February, conservationists applauded as the country made headlines at the February meeting…

Mysterious monkey deaths could be related to climate change
Central America
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Central America
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Mysterious monkey deaths could be related to climate change

Lindsay Fendt - May 5, 2016

Drought, disease or something more sinister has caused a massive die-off of howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in several Central and South American countries, but scientists still don’t…

New government lionfish commission to take on invasive species
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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New government lionfish commission to take on invasive species

Lindsay Fendt - April 14, 2016

Local efforts to curb the encroachment of invasive species in Costa Rica's Caribbean got a big boost this week with the formation of a National Commission for…

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Video of turtle torture highlights common practice in Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - March 31, 2016

https://www.facebook.com/alvarosagot/posts/10154087180173270 A video of young men merrily dragging a live sea turtle behind a car in Costa Rica went viral after well-known environmental lawyer Álvaro Sagot posted it to…

Road checks to fight wildlife trafficking during Holy Week
Conservation
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Conservation
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Road checks to fight wildlife trafficking during Holy Week

L. Arias - March 22, 2016

Officials from the Environment Ministry’s National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) will man highway checks this holiday week aimed at stopping wildlife pilfering in the southern Pacific region,…

Primate rescue groups go bananas when Justin Bieber says he wants another monkey
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Primate rescue groups go bananas when Justin Bieber says he wants another monkey

Zach Dyer - February 24, 2016

Don't get things twisted. I mean, wouldn't you get a monkey, too, if you were as rich as Justin Bieber? That was the response the platinum pop…

Fishing industry, conservationists both wary of Solís stance on shark protections
Conservation
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Conservation
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Fishing industry, conservationists both wary of Solís stance on shark protections

Lindsay Fendt - February 19, 2016

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís stood Wednesday morning before a room full of the world's biggest shark admirers and admitted that some might consider him the animal's biggest adversary. Weeks…

Victim testifies in Jairo Mora murder retrial
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Victim testifies in Jairo Mora murder retrial

Lindsay Fendt - February 16, 2016

LIMÓN, Limón — Tangled wires and malfunctioning microphones interrupted crucial testimony in the Jairo Mora murder retrial Monday morning as technicians struggled to maintain a Skype connection with…