Costa Rica

Feb. 28/13

Twice each year, I make the 36-hour voyage to Cocos Island, 350 miles from the Costa Rican mainland, to tag hammerhead sharks and sea turtles. This journey is well-worth the effort - Jacques Cousteau described Cocos Island as the most beautiful island in the world, and I wholeheartedly agree!

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Sep. 05/12

Let the action begin. More than 5,500 of you voted for your favorite Ocean Action Project, a new Project AWARE program to support grassroots conservation projects, and now five projects will receive funds to make their actions a reality.

The projects that received the most votes include shark and manta ray protection and marine debris projects to combat the onslaught of trash underwater.

 

The Ocean Action Projects are:

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May. 14/12

Environment officials from Costa Rica and Honduras on Thursday proposed protections for scalloped hammerhead sharks under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

“The time has come to regulate international trade of endangered hammerhead sharks,” said Ana Lorena Guevara, Costa Rica’s environment vice minister, while participating at a minister’s council of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD) in Honduras from May 9-11.

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Mar. 14/12

The Costa Rican government has announced that it will propose the inclusion of the scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

They believe that this species meets the conditions and criteria for an inclusion in Appendix III, in accordance with the Resolution Conf 9.25 (Rev CoP 15).

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Date: 
Dec. 11/11
Location: 
Rich Coast Diving, Playas del Coco
Costa Rica
8° 43' 15.6432" N, 84° 38' 19.2192" W

Teaching the shark specialty, with 2 dives on Tuesday morning. Once we locate the sharks, we will look at the hazards and threats for these awesome creatures

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Date: 
Mar. 01/12
Location: 
PLayas del Coco, Costa Rica
main street Rich Coast Diving
Playas del Coco 5019
Costa Rica
10° 36' 23.832" N, 85° 39' 37.44" W

SEE OUR SEA

4 days of Ocean information, in favor of the sharks and turtles, with help from all local organizations & the artist Carlos Hiller.  Together we will try to collect money for Mision Tiburon so they can tag all the Bull Sharks at the Bat islands.

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Bill and Nadine Beard are PADI Instructors, SSI Platinum Pro 5000 members and were elected to The International Legends Of Diving.

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Misión Tiburón Association is a Costa Rican nonprofit ONG, whose goal is to promote research, management and conservation of sharks and marine life in our oceans.

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