Conservation group delivers 14000 check to family of slain turtle protector Jairo

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s environment minister promises action in wake of conservationist’s murder Costa Rica environmental groups still raising questions in Jairo Mora case Jairo Mora murder suspect posed with AK-47 on Facebook Costa Rican police sweep nets several suspects in conservationist’s murder probe Plenty of outraged environmentalists and concerned citizens have protested in the six months since Costa Rican sea turtle conservationistJairo Mora Sandoval was murdered, but some 150,000 people also were motivated to give.On Saturday, Todd Steiner, executive director of the Turtle Island Restoration Network, hand-delivered a $14,000 check to Mora’s family in Gandoca, northeast of the capital on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. The money was collected through a petition demanding justice for Mora’s murder.“It was an honor to meet Jairo’s family and express the world’s sadness and outrage over his murder,” Steiner said. “We won’t rest until the perpetrators of this horrendous crime are convicted, and mechanisms are put in place to assure this never happens again.”Mora was killed on May 30 while walking along Moín Beach collecting sea turtle eggs. Steiner’s group, along with several other sea turtle NGOs, also offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of Mora’s killers.Eight suspects are now in custody pending trial, but the NGOs said they would not release reward money until a conviction is made. Facebook Commentslast_img read more


first_img Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ ESPN NFL insider John Clayton appeared on Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio Tuesday morning and painted a pretty unflattering picture of what the Cardinals are facing at the QB position.“What Whisenhunt has said is that he’s going to see how they practice…well, I mean is that going to be any different than what we’ve seen so far,” Clayton said. “I’m sure that he’d love to be able to go to the team and say we want to have Kevin Kolb as a starter, try to go a little bit more no-huddle, try to do some different things, but the situation is so bad.”So how will things shake out, according to Clayton?“I think it’ll still end up being John Skelton,” he said. “Kevin Kolb has really regressed as opposed to progressed, and even though Skelton hasn’t ‘wowed it’ or done anything great, he’s played a little bit better and I think he has a little bit more of the locker room than Kevin Kolb.”There has been speculation by some that if Kolb fails to secure the starting spot, the Cardinals could explore waiving him. Clayton doesn’t think that will happen, for financial reasons.“There’s just too much guaranteed in this year’s contract and also if you’re going to let a guy go and eat up some of that guaranteed money, you have to pay somebody too, and it doesn’t make good financial sense,” he said. “In the end, you just have to sit through this year and then make a move maybe after this season.”center_img Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away The Arizona Cardinals are just two days away from their final preseason game against the Denver Broncos, and still no decision has been made by head coach Ken Whisenhunt on whom the starting quarterback will be for the 2012 season.Possibly complicating matters is the fact that Whisenhunt has also stated neither Kevin Kolb nor John Skelton will see any playing time Thursday against the Broncos. Instead we’ll see a steady diet of rookie Ryan Lindley and veteran journeyman Rich Bartel calling the signals for the Cardinals.last_img read more