Costa Rica

    Endangered sea turtles accidentally caught by fishermen off Latin American coasts usually die, but innovative hooks that are too big to swallow are increasingly saving the reptiles’ lives. Four years ago, the World Wildlife Fund conservation group, or WWF, began encouraging long-line fishermen from Ecuador to Mexico to replace traditional J-shaped hooks, which fish and turtles tend to swallow, with various sizes of circular hooks. (Reuters)

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