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Fins from endangered hammerhead sharks in Hong Kong market traced mainly to Eastern Pacific
Snapper fishery rebounds in Coyote and Bejuco, Nandayure, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Scientist document connectivity between Cocos Island and Las Gemelas
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Crema doing research of the stingray population in Cabo Blanco
Cocos Island, one of the last frontiers on the planet for sharks. However, even here sharks are in trouble.
Due to the global pandemic, our organization is taking a serious blow. Tourism restrictions have affected our international volunteer program, which is currently canceled, and a lot of sea turtle nests in Guanacaste will not be able to be protected by our team.
Debido a la pandemia global, nuestra organización se ha visto seriamente afectada. Debido a la restricción al turismo nuestro programa de voluntariado internacional se encuentra detenido y muchos nidos de tortugas marinas en las playas de Guanacaste no podrán ser protegidos por nuestro equipo de trabajo.
For the first time, researchers have traced the origins of shark fins from the retail market in Hong Kong back to the location where the sharks were first caught. This will allow them to identify “high-risk” supply chains for illegal trade and better enforce international trade regulations.
“The shark fin trade is a global market and international trade regulations are part of the solution to better manage threatened species like the scalloped hammerhead,” Chapman said. “DNA detective work like this helps us understand which regions in the world are most heavily fishing this species and can narrow down where conservation interventions are needed most.”
The small scale fishers of Coyote and Bejuco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, landed more spotted rose snapper in 2019 than they had ever landed in any of the 12 previous years since records have been kept, with more than twice as much snapper landed when compared to 2011.
Scientists Document First Evidence of Hammerhead Shark Swimming Persistently Between Cocos Island National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount
Scientists Document First Evidence of Hammerhead Shark Swimming Persistently Between Cocos Island National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount Shark Connectivity Emphasizes Need for Greater Protections Outside Oceanic Hotspots (San José, Costa Rica - March 27,2020) A...
Popular Initiative would return wildlife status to sharks in Costa Rica The initiative could be voted within a year (San José, Costa Rica – January 29, 2020). Last Monday January 27, a bill was officially published in Costa Rica’s official Gazette to modify...
Bill that would return wildlife status to sharks in Costa Rica was signed by the Congress’s Environment Commission. Coalition of NGOs submitted bill, December the 17th, 2020 A popular initiative consisting of a bill that would return wildlife status to sharks was...
Endangered Hawksbill sea turtle is freed after 4 months of rehabilitation Two hooks were found inside her throat (San José Costa Rica – May 14, 2019). A juvenile endangered hawksbill turtle was freed into its natural hábitat las Saturday May 11, in Malpaís,...
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