Costa Rica conservationists campaign for Cocos Island patrol
A two-month campaign has kicked off in Costa Rica to buy a speedboat to patrol the protected waters around Cocos Island. Parque Nacional Isla del Cocos is a Unesco World Heritage Site and thriving marine reserve home to endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks and tiger sharks, but its fragile eco-systems are being threatened by illegal fishing. Campaigners hope to raise $200,000 to allow park rangers to patrol the waters and intercept fishing boats. Read more: ticotimes.net
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