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Uncategorized / 22.05.2018

Blogpost por Luis Carlos Solis, Asistencia Técnica El helecho de manglar, un oportunista en ambientes perturbados   Los manglares  son uno de los ecosistemas más amenazados del mundo. Costa Rica no es la excepción a este panorama donde día a día sus manglares son reducidos por influencia del ser humano a pesar de ser áreas protegidas por el gobierno. En total para Costa Rica se reportan más de 80 manglares lo que representa aproximadamente 41 002 hectáreas (101 318 acres), de ellas el 99% se encuentra en la zona pacífica. El Humedal Nacional...

Uncategorized / 22.05.2018

Blogpost written by Luis Carlos Solis, Technical Assistant The mangrove fern, an opportunist in disturbed environments Mangroves are one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world. Unfortunately, mangroves in Costa Rica are no exception -  every day, mangroves around the country are devastated due to human activity, despite being declared protected areas . There are more than 80 protected mangroves identified in Costa Rica, representing approximately 41,002 hectares (101 318 acres), of which 99% are located in the Pacific. Just north of the Osa,  Térraba Sierpe National Wetland stands...

Uncategorized / 11.05.2018

Blog de Ruthmery Pillco Huarcaya, Coordinadora de los proyectos botánicos Uno de los objetivos de Conservación Osa es apoyar la conservación de árboles amenazados a través del programa de conservación ex situ (la creación de un jardín botánico) que complementa la conservación in situ a través del programa de restauración ecológica y resilvestracion. Sobre el cornizuelo Hace más de un año que sembramos semillas de un árbol Vachellia allenii, localmente llamado cornizuelo (árbol de los cuernos). Este árbol se le encuentra creciendo tanto en los bosques primarios y secundarios y puede alcanzar a...

Uncategorized / 11.05.2018

Blog by Ruthmery Pillco Huarcaya, Botanical Projects Coordinator (Translated by Amaris Norwood, DC office intern)   One of Osa Conservation’s objectives is to support the conservation of at-risk trees through the conservation ex-situ program  (such as the creation of a botanical garden) which is a supplement of the in-situ ecological restoration and rewilding program that we continue to pursue. About the Cornizuelo It has been more than a year since we planted the seeds of a Vachellia allenii tree, locally known as a cornizuelo (the tree of the horns).  This tree can be found growing...

Uncategorized / 09.05.2018

Blog Post by Marina Garrido, Restoration Research Field Assistant [caption id="attachment_11289" align="alignnone" width="752"] Growing Trees in the Osa's Forest Floor. Photo by Frank Uhlig[/caption] Recent Restoration Success at Osa Conservation Over the past months, the Osa Verde Restoration Plots have been the liveliest place on our property. Wondering why? During this time, we have worked and successfully planted 14,000 trees! A large hard-working team is behind this incredible project. But one of the main pillars of our restoration success is Agustin Mendoza.   [caption id="attachment_11288" align="alignnone" width="752"] Saplings in our Tree Nursery. Photo by Frank Uhlig[/caption] Agustin...

Uncategorized / 02.05.2018

Blog Post by Lawrence Whittaker, Osa Conservation Field Researcher [caption id="attachment_11274" align="aligncenter" width="513"] A Spider Monkey Observing the Osa Canopy; Photo by Manuel Sanchez[/caption] Elusive Subjects of Study The Osa Peninsula is a stronghold for the Central American spider monkey, an arboreal acrobat adapt to navigating the rainforest canopy. Studying these dynamic mammals can be a challenge, as they don’t give up their secrets easily. To study spider monkeys, one must track them from the moment they wake to the moment they fall asleep. With the closed canopy that blocks out fading daylight from those on the...