Costa Rica prepares to export more than 10 tons of hammerhead shark fins

22 international NGOs and 12,000 individuals from around the world express their concern February 19, 2018 – San José, Costa Rica Ten tons of hammerhead shark fins, accumulating in Inversiones Cruz S.A.’s warehouses since March 1, 2015 when the government issued an...

Help us protect sharks and sea turtles in 2018

Dear CREMA supporters, It's my pleasure to let you in on some great news.  The Sandler Foundation, a passionate supporter of CREMA's shark and sea turtle conservation efforts is matching dollar for dollar new donor contributions and contributions from existing donors...

Constitutional Chamber receives recourse against INCOPESCA for renewal of licenses for shrimp trawling

Constitutional Chamber receives recourse against INCOPESCA for renewal of licenses for shrimp trawling The appeal was accepted by the Constitutional Chamber as a new matter. The Resource was presented by Randall Arauz and Jorge Jimenez, on December 7, 2017.

We show CREMA’S Hawksbill Sea Turtle Research Projet

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Costa Rica is still in the scene of countries that do not protect sharks

Hammerhead sharks are Critically Endangered, and Costa Rica lands 10,000 specimens per year, with the joint blessing of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute INCOPESCA the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission IATTC and the Central American Regional Fisheries Body Sica Ospesca.

Volunteers moved efforts to raise funds for CREMA

This group of friends, volunteers from Turtle Trax and CREMA in past seasons, such as because of COVID 19, we’re unable to travel to Costa Rica to continue helping sea turtles, decided to do so from their homes and developed these reusable fascial protectors, contributing at the same time to reduce contamination by waste.

Aprobada Consulta del Proyecto de Ley 21754

El día de ayer, 3 de junio 2020 se aprobó la moción para que se consulte el proyecto de ley 21.754 “REFORMA AL PÁRRAFO CUARTO DEL ARTÍCULO 1 DE LA LEY DE CONSERVACIÓN DE VIDA SILVESTRE n 7317”, a varias instituciones y organizaciones.

Snapper fishery rebounds in Coyote and Bejuco, Nandayure, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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.

Popular Initiative would return wildlife status to sharks in Costa Rica

Popular Initiative would return wildlife status to sharks in Costa Rica The initiative could be...

Coalition of NGOs submitted bill

Bill that would return wildlife status to sharks in Costa Rica was signed  by the Congress’s...


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