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Uncategorized / 24.09.2014

Escrito por: Juan Carlos Cruz Dias Las costas están en constante movimiento y son siempre una mezcla de agua salada y tierra. La frontera entre la tierra y el mar cambia constantemente con las mareas y en areas rocosas de playa, las mareas inundan y vacían huecos en las rocas formando piscinas naturales de agua salada. Cuando las mareas se retiran, dejan al descubierto estas piscinas que albergan especies marinas, algunas que quedaron atrapadas y otras más que han hecho de éste su habitat natural.   [caption id="attachment_7020" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Vista aérea...

Marine Conservation / 24.09.2014

Written by: Juan Carlos Cruz Dias Coasts are continually in motion and are always a mixture of salt water and earth. The boundary between the ocean and land is in constant flux due to the tides. In the rocky areas along the shore the waves flood the pools made of rock only to slowly trickle out as the tide recedes. The many species these pools harbor are revealed as the waves ebb; some have become trapped there, while others have made this rocky habitat their home. [caption id="attachment_7020" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo...

Volunteers and Visitors / 17.09.2014

Written by: Florencia Franzini (for once its's actually me!) Osa Conservation’s on the ground staff is made up of about 20 individuals managing about 6,500 acres of land on a regular basis. It’s hard to believe that so few can accomplish so much, thus today as I write this blog detailing my first ever encounter with the Osa Peninsula, I’m really here attempting to highlight the hard work of the staff on-site at the organization. Let me just start by saying that it’s no wonder these guys work as hard as they...

Environmental Education / 12.09.2014

[caption id="attachment_6945" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo of the La Paz student group[/caption] La Paz Community School’s 11th grade class visited Piro Biological Station to conduct field ecological research in the Osa Peninsula. They spent five days connecting with nature by exploring the rainforest and water systems, learning from experts, and collecting a variety of their own data with the goal of helping others to understand this region and be motivated to contribute to the efforts to conserve it. Their main focus was to study ecological relationships and examine the conflict...

Uncategorized / 12.09.2014

[caption id="attachment_6945" align="alignleft" width="300"] Foto del grupo.[/caption] Conservación Osa esta trabajando para establecer evaluaciones básicas importantes en la salud de la cuenca y el seguimiento de los cambios a largo plazo en la diversidad acuática y salud acuática que acompañan los cambios en el uso de la tierra, incluyendo reforestación y presencia o ausencia de la agricultura y la minería de oro. A continuación se presentan los proyectos de los estudiantes así como sus respuestas a esta experiencia única: Distribución y abundancia de los caracoles Neritina Latísima en el río...