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Uncategorized / 27.05.2016

La Nación: http://www.nacion.com/vivir/ambiente/Ticos-agua-persona_0_1550044983.html “Ticos tendrán 65% menos agua por persona para el año 2020” 22 de marzo de 2016, Michelle Soto M.   Ríos Saludables de Osa trabajando para conservar la calidad del agua en la Península de Osa [caption id="attachment_9067" align="alignleft" width="300"] Figura 1. Miembros de Ríos Saludables de Osa participando en un taller en la Estación Biológica Piro de Conservación Osa, Diciembre 2015.[/caption] Este marzo 2016,  La Nación publicó un importante artículo sobre la cantidad y calidad del agua en Costa Rica, tema crítico en el trabajo del proyecto de Ríos Saludables...

Uncategorized / 27.05.2016

The Nation: http://www.nacion.com/vivir/ambiente/Ticos-agua-persona_0_1550044983.html “Costa Ricans will have 65% less water per person by the year 2020” March 22, 2016, Michelle Soto M.   Osa’s Healthy Rivers has been working to conserve the water quality in the Osa Peninsula. [caption id="attachment_9068" align="alignleft" width="300"] Figure 1. Group from The Gamba School monitoring The Gamba River, close to the Golf, May 2016.[/caption] This march in 2016, The Nation published an important article about the quantity and quality of water in Costa Rica, the critical theme in the work of Osa’s healthy river project, which monitors...

Uncategorized / 12.05.2016

The lush and enchanted forests of Piro, Osa Conservation saw the return of their majestic King of the Jungle after two long years. The Jaguar Is Back! In the late hours of 23rd March 2016 the first images of this beautiful creature was captured on the camera traps on the Ajo trail. Since the last sightings of the jaguar on the camera traps here was back in 2014, his return is very exciting. Especially for the big cat programme and its researcher Tabea who ran out screaming “JAGUAR JAGUAR” when...

Uncategorized / 06.05.2016

Bokashi: Improving the Soil through Solid Waste By Yngrid Espinoza In a time of unparalleled consumption, intensive agricultural production, mass exploitation of raw materials and countless other activities that advance 'development' - we in Costa Rica are generating an enormous quantity of solid waste daily. According to the University of Costa Rica, each individual produces a staggering 1.3 - 2.4 pounds of waste daily. 45% of this ends up in illegal dumps and approximately 50-60% of this waste is biodegradable material. With this in mind, the vision of Osa Conservation's Sustainable Agriculture Program is utilize organic waste to generate organic fertilizer for our farm. It is essential...

Uncategorized / 06.05.2016

Por Yngrid Espinoza En una etapa tan consumista y con altos movimientos de producción de carne o cultivos, procesamientos de materia prima y el sinfín de actividades que desarrolla el ser humano está generando una enorme cantidad de residuos sólidos diarios. Según la UCR, se produce de 0.6 a 1.1 kilos per cápita de basura diaria, 45% terminan en botaderos clandestinos y la cobertura de recolección es de alrededor de un 75%; sobre todo que un 50-60% son materiales biodegradables que podrían ser reciclados. En nuestro primer mes...