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Cocos Island

Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Conservationist Jairo Mora Provokes International Outrage

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Got Mercury?, Gulf Education & Outreach, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Resources for the Media, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Jairo’s brutal murder was an assault on those who protect endangered wildlife around the world. Justice for Mora is crucial to keeping wildlife and its defenders safe in Costa Rica, and won’t rest until justice is served.

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Studying to Protect: Turtle Island Tracks the Movements of Endangered Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Turtle Island Restoration Network is sponsoring graduate student Elena Nalesso an effort to better understand the endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks of the Cocos Islands. Elena’s recently published thesis examines the behavior of these sharks at the remote island, which is located off the coast of Costa Rica and northeast of the Galapagos Islands.

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Nominate Turtle Island for Heart of Marin Awards

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Got Mercury?, Gulf Education & Outreach, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Have you sent in your nomination for the 22nd Annual CVNL Heart of Marin Awards? Please nominate Turtle Island Restoration Network for the ‘Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence’ award; And please nominate a dedicated SPAWN volunteer for ‘Volunteer of the Year.’

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Turtle Island Helps Gain Protections for a Record Number of Sharks Through the Convention on Migratory Species

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Got Mercury?, Gulf Education & Outreach, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Sharks

A record number of threatened shark species, including scalloped hammerhead sharks and thresher sharks, will be granted greater international protections in part due to Turtle Island Restoration Network’s efforts at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador.

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