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Verdicts in turtle conservationist’s murder a rare rebuke of crimes against environmentalists

By Molly Bergen

April 11, 2016
Jairo Mora Sandoval was a victim of a war between poachers and environmentalists on a Costa Rican beach.
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6 Signs of Hope For Our Blue World

By Sebastian Troëng, Ph.D.

June 8, 2015
Our oceans are in trouble — but new developments show there are signs of hope if we act soon.
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Colombian Communities Shift From Sea Turtle Predators to Guardians

By Alejandro Rosselli

June 28, 2013
How do you encourage people to stop eating endangered species? Give them something they want more.
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Conservationist Killed in Costa Rica, Where Illegal Wildlife + Drug Trades Threaten Security

By Sebastian Troëng, Ph.D.

June 3, 2013
The connections between conservation, security and good governance were brought into stark relief late last week, when Jairo Mora Sandoval, an aspiring sea turtle biologist, was found murdered.
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Small-scale Fisheries Have Big Impacts on Sea Turtles

By Dr. Bryan Wallace

April 1, 2013
A new study shows that accidental bycatch by small-scale fishers is taking a large toll on sea turtle populations.
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