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Drones confirm importance of Costa Rican waters for sea turtles

(Duke University) Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs during mass-nesting events at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, making it one of the most important nesting beaches in the world. Now aerial drones are giving scientists...

Costa Rica Expands Marine Areas under Conservation Program

Costa Rica has expanded its Protected Marine Areas and other conservation lands by 92,000 hectares (227,160 acres) to protect sea turtles, coral reefs, whale migration routes, shore birds and biological corridors, a non-governmental organization said in a report. Despite “difficulties and lack” of resources, “important...

Cracking the bad eggs of the turtle trade

(TODAY NICARAGUA) An ingenious project in Nicaragua has hatched a plan to thwart the illegal trade in sea turtle eggs by combining state-of-the-art printing with cell phone technology. Could it work? Each year, countless sea turtle eggs are poached from Nicaragua’s beaches and transported to...

Three Nations Create Giant Reserves for Ocean Life

(Q24N) from National Geographic | Concern over a worldwide decline in marine life prompted the presidents of Ecuador, Colombia, and Costa Rica to announce agreements Friday to increase protection of some of the most biodiverse ocean waters. The agreements bring the marine reserves off the...

The Forgotten Sea Turtle Beaches in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA article by Shannon Farley  - Local eco-community Portasol Living is coordinating donations and volunteers for the unfunded program to continue its vital protection for sea turtles in Costa Rica. Over the past three decades, the world’s population of sea turtles has declined drastically.The...

Sea Shepherd Ordered to Immediately Cease Turtle Protection Campaign in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) The Sea Shepherd and its founder Paul Watson continue with the legal problems in Costa Rica, posting on its website on Friday the Costa Rican Government forcing it to shut down Operation Jairo II, a campaign to protect endangered sea turtles. The Seashepherd.org website...

Sea Shepherd Announces Operation Jairo Sea Turtle Defense Campaign

QCOSTARICA (Seasheperd.org) - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (Sea Shepherd) announced the sea turtle defense campaign Operation Jairo, to take place this summer in three regions critical to nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings – southeastern Florida, Honduras and Costa Rica. Last season, Sea Shepherd was...

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