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Posted - 12/16/2012 12:03:10 PM | show profile | flag this post
Costa Rica last Monday became the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport, after an unanimous and final vote from Congress.
Lawmakers had provisionally approved a reform to its Wildlife Conservation law back in October. With a population of 4.5 million people, Costa Rica is one of the world's most biodiverse nations.
The central American country is already known for its environmental mindset, with 25% of its land protected as national parks or reserves.
Under the new law, those caught hunting can face up to four months in prison or fines of up to $3,000.
Posted - 12/16/2012 3:04:32 PM | show profile | flag this post
Not sure why it's on this board, but....
So much for developing a series called "The Central American Sportsman." :-)
Posted - 12/16/2012 8:36:48 PM | show profile | flag this post
Or.. "The Real Hunters of Costa Rica."
Posted - 12/16/2012 8:48:08 PM | show profile | flag this post
Maybe someone can understanding why it's important to take weapons away from como wearing rednecks? Maybe your newsroom can do real journalism?
Posted - 12/17/2012 2:26:54 AM | show profile | flag this post
But given what I think I know about local newsroom budgets in December, don't expect any reports from Costa Rica until February sweeps.
Well, unless someone makes a side trip this week while tracking down Mayans. :-)