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Uncategorized / 25.07.2018

Blog Post by Luis Carlos Solis, Mangrove Restoration Coordinator The Térraba Sierpe National Wetland encompasses the largest mangrove forest in Costa Rica with an area greater than 16,000 hectares which, due to its biological importance, was declared of international importance by the International Convention on Ramsar Wetlands. In this protected area, mangrove resources have been used since pre-Columbian times when indigenous communities extracted dye from the bark of the red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) to dye their clothing. [caption id="attachment_11539" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A section of land cleared of invasive ferns[/caption] Currently, the...

Uncategorized / 25.07.2018

Blog Post por Luis Carlos Solis, Coordinador de restauración manglar El Humedal Nacional Térraba Sierpe comprende el bosque de manglar más extenso de Costa Rica con un área mayor a las 16.000 hectáreas las cuales debido a su gran importancia biológica, fueron declaradas de importancia internacional por la Convención Internacional de Humedales Ramsar. En esta área protegida, los recursos del manglar han sido utilizados desde la época precolombina cuando las comunidades indígenas extraían colorante de la corteza del mangle rojo (Rhizophora mangle) para teñir sus vestimentas. [caption id="attachment_11539" align="aligncenter" width="640"]...

Uncategorized / 18.07.2018

Blogpost por Mónica Espinoza Miralles, científica de conservación marina Para aquellos apasionados por el mundo submarino, es increíble ver cuán extraordinariamente diferentes son los mares alrededor del mundo. Este fue el caso de nosotras: Noelia Hernández, oceanógrafa de España, y yo, Mónica Espinoza, bióloga marina de Costa Rica, ya que tuvimos la oportunidad de conocernos por primera vez en el Saladero Ecolodge. Desde ese momento, nos dimos cuenta de que ambas poseemos una gran afinidad, pasión y curiosidad hacia el mar. Por esta razón estamos sumamente emocionadas de ser...

Uncategorized / 18.07.2018

Blog post by Mónica Espinoza Miralles, Marine Conservation Scientist For those passionate about the underwater world it is amazing to see how extraordinarily different the seas are around the world. This was the case for us:  Noelia Hernández, an oceanographer from Spain and Osa Conservation's new Marine Program Coordinator, and myself, Mónica Espinoza, a marine biologist from Costa Rica and Osa Conservation's new Marine Conservation Scientist. We had the opportunity to meet for the first time at Saladero Ecolodge, and from that moment, we realized that we both have...

Uncategorized / 11.07.2018

Blog Post and Photos by Patrick Newcombe Osa Conservation’s landscape is a mosaic of terrestrial habitats including grasslands, palm forests, reforested areas, secondary and primary forests, as well as aquatic habitats such as a ponds, rivers, lagoons and ocean. Elevation ranges from sea level to 1,083 feet (330 meters). This habitat and elevation range result in phenomenal bird diversity and illustrate the importance of the habitat conservation and restoration occurring at Osa Conservation. June 25 was the first Big Day at Osa Conservation! In birding circles, a Big Day is...