Sea Turtle Eggs Have Turned Beach into a Battleground

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Bags of turtle eggs on the beach, ready for sale; Costa Rica. Photo source: ©© Brandon Schabes

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Moin Beach in Costa Rica has long served as nesting grounds for leatherback turtles, but it is also one of the most dangerous beaches in Central America…

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Conservationist Murders Threaten Costa Rica’s Eco-Friendly Reputation, Guardian UK (03-19-2015)
The brutal murder of Jairo Mora, who was trying to protect endangered turtle eggs, was the latest in a string of crimes against environmentalists in the country. Since 1989, the murder of 10 environmentalists have gone unsolved. Environmental and human rights groups are calling for reforms to address the dangers these environmental protectors face…

Costa Rica Has a Sea Turtle Egg-Poaching Problem, LiveScience (05-21-2013)
Besides being beautiful, Costa Rica’s beaches are the nesting sites of four endangered sea turtle species, which return each year to lay their eggs. But there is trouble in paradise for these reptiles, namely, from egg thieves…

Sea Turtle Egg Poaching Legalized in Costa Rica: The Debate, Coastal Care (07-29-2011)
Two decades on, an unusual project to stabilize the population of Olive Ridley sea turtles in the coastal town of Ostional on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula that led the Government to legally permit an exemption to the ban on harvesting sea turtle eggs, remains controversial…