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July 2013

Arrests Made in Costa Rica Following Worldwide Rallies for Jairo Mora Sandoval, Murdered Sea Turtle Activist

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica— Costa Rican authorities made arrests Wednesday in connection with the murder of Jairo Mora Sandoval, a sea turtle activist who was murdered in Costa Rica two months ago. The arrests, made in a series of raids near Limón, were announced Thursday, the same day as demonstrations around the world, led by Turtle Island Restoration Network ( and the Center for Biological Diversity, demanded justice for Mora

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California’s Drift Gillnet Fishery Too Deadly for Endangered Sperm Whales

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SAN FRANCISCO— The National Marine Fisheries Service this week declined to issue a required marine mammal take permit for California’s swordfish drift gillnet fishery in light of the recent entanglement of two sperm whales, but agreed to call a special meeting next week to discuss possible emergency measures to allow the fishery to continue operating legally while reducing interactions with these endangered whales.

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