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Trouble in paradise? Loss of sharks and rays at Cocos Island

New research led by researchers at the University of Victoria raises serious concerns about the ability of marine protected areas (MPAs) to effectively protect wide-ranging iconic species, such as sharks and rays. School of hammerhead sharks in Cocos Island The study, published today in Conservation Biology, investigated 21 years of recordings of shark and ray sightings ...
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New research led by researchers at the University of Victoria raises serious concerns about the ability of marine protected areas (MPAs) to effectively protect wide-ranging iconic species, such as sharks and rays. The study, published today in Conservation Biology, investigated 21 years of recordings of shark and ray sightings at…
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Juvenile green turtle migrates more than 500km from Cocos Island to Dulce Gulf

First evidence of habitat connectivity accomplished by collaborative tagging efforts San Jose, Costa Rica (March 20, 2015) – A green turtle (Chelonia mydas) that was tagged in Cocos Island National Park travelled more than 310 miles in 21 days to seek refuge in the Golfo Dulce of Costa Rica, demonstrating possible biological connectivity between these two ...
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First evidence of habitat connectivity accomplished by collaborative tagging efforts San Jose, Costa Rica (March 20, 2015) – A green turtle (Chelonia mydas) that was tagged in Cocos Island National Park travelled more than 310 miles in 21 days to seek refuge in the Golfo Dulce of Costa Rica, demonstrating…
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United Nations takes major step to protect ocean biodiversity

MEETING CLOSES WITH A MAJOR STEP FOR THE OCEAN New York, 24 January 2015: States took a major step toward urgently needed ocean protection at the UN today agreeing to develop a legally binding agreement to conserve marine life in the high seas. The oceans' high seas areas cover almost 70% of the planetAfter four days ...
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MEETING CLOSES WITH A MAJOR STEP FOR THE OCEAN New York, 24 January 2015: States took a major step toward urgently needed ocean protection at the UN today agreeing to develop a legally binding agreement to conserve marine life in the high seas. After four days of deliberations States reached…
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Hundreds call on Costa Rica’s Environment Minister to protect silky sharks

(October 16, 2014 - San José, Costa Rica) The Costa Rican organization PRETOMA delivered 574 signatures (http://www.pretoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Firmas-web-petición-silky.pdf) urging Costa Rica´s Environment Minister Edgar Gutierrez Espeleta, to vote for the listing of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) under Appendix II of the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), to better manage and conserve global populations of ...
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(October 16, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica) The Costa Rican organization PRETOMA delivered 574 signatures (http://www.pretoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Firmas-web-petición-silky.pdf) urging Costa Rica´s Environment Minister Edgar Gutierrez Espeleta, to vote for the listing of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) under Appendix II of the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), to better…
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Vía Costarricense raises support for shark conservation in CMS

Silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis Ex-President Jose Maria Figueres Olsen and his organization Via Costarricense sent a letter to Costa Rica’s Environmental Minister asking him to support the inclusion of hammer head and silky sharks in the appendices of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Costa Rica has to opportunity to lead the ...
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Ex-President Jose Maria Figueres Olsen and his organization Via Costarricense sent a letter to Costa Rica’s Environmental Minister asking him to support the inclusion of hammer head and silky sharks in the appendices of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Costa Rica has to opportunity to lead…
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Analysis of the tuna bill

Click here to read PRETOMA's analysis of proposed bill that would rezone international tuna fishing rights and Costa Rica's national longline fishery (analysis only available in English).
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Click here to read PRETOMA’s analysis of proposed bill that would rezone international tuna fishing rights and Costa Rica’s national longline fishery (analysis only available in English).

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Latest events surrounding shark finning in Costa Rica

Excellent article on the latest events surrounding shark finning in Costa Rica, including the case against Kathy Tseng for landing shark fins attached to spines, in the latest number of EcoAmericas May, 2014. Volume 16, No. 7. A foreign flagged longline vessel, docked in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Excellent article on the latest events surrounding shark finning in Costa Rica, including the case against Kathy Tseng for landing shark fins attached to spines, in the latest number of EcoAmericas May, 2014. Volume 16, No. 7.

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Scientists encouraged to sign letter supporting high seas biodiversity conservation

The High Seas Alliance, of which PRETOMA is an active member, is coordinating an effort to collect scientists’ support for a high seas biodiversity agreement under the UN Law of the Sea Convention. It urges countries to honor the commitment made by governments at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 Conference.  Click here to ...
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The High Seas Alliance, of which PRETOMA is an active member, is coordinating an effort to collect scientists’ support for a high seas biodiversity agreement under the UN Law of the Sea Convention. It urges countries to honor the commitment made by governments at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development…
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