Osa Peninsula Chronicles

A Costa Rica Rainforest, Wildlife, & Sea Turtles Conservation BLOG

  • Subscribe Today: The Osa Peninsula Chronicles has a new home!

    Dear friends, As you may have noticed, Osa Conservation has undergone an online renovation. A brand new site has been launched, and it is more interactive than ever. Along with the new osaconservation.org, we’ve also introduced “Osa Conservation News + Stories,” our new and improved blog, packed with regular stories and updates about sea turtle […]

  • Osa Conservation Supports Research in Golfo Dulce: Different Kinds of Dolphins

    Jorge and I were always thrilled to see dolphins, as they are icons of the sea. Luckily, sightings were relatively common (only sea turtles were seen more frequently) and these graceful cetaceans graced our bow almost every day we were on the water. We observed many dolphin behaviors: foraging and traveling, mating and calf care, […]

  • Rainy Days at Cerro Osa

    By Max Villalobos The arrival of May brings heavy rain to invade the forests of the Osa Peninsula. It is a time of great change and exceptional beauty. Millions of tiny trees and leaf litter form a living carpet across the colorful forests. These seemingly insignificant small seedlings are invaluable because they represent the renewal […]

  • Osa Conservation Supports Research in Golfo Dulce: So Many Sea Turtles!

    When we began our research, nobody expected us to find very many sea turtles inside Golfo Dulce — most sea turtle activity was thought to occur on the Pacific side of the Osa Peninsula. It turned out that chelonids were the most frequently seen family of animals, accounting for 38 percent of our total sightings. […]

Dear friends, As you may have noticed, Osa Conservation has undergone an online renovation. A brand new site has been launched, and it is more interactive than ever. Along with the new osaconservation.org, we’ve also introduced “Osa Conservation News + Stories,” our new and improved blog, packed with regular stories and updates about sea turtle […]

Spend this holiday season where the rainforest meets the sea, in the most spectacular and underbirded corner of Costa Rica. The Osa Peninsula harbors over 460 species of birds including the healthiest population of Scarlet Macaws in Central America, three species of leking Manakins, Yellow-billed and Turquoise Cotingas, King Vultures and the Osa endemic BCAT. Migrant […]

Jorge and I were always thrilled to see dolphins, as they are icons of the sea. Luckily, sightings were relatively common (only sea turtles were seen more frequently) and these graceful cetaceans graced our bow almost every day we were on the water. We observed many dolphin behaviors: foraging and traveling, mating and calf care, […]

The impacts of diverse topography on nutrient cycling in the Osa’s lowland forests By Samantha Rose Weintraub Even though I’ve made many trips to Osa, I am always in awe leaving the Pan-American highway at Chacarita and heading into this wild place. As we drove toward Puerto Jimenez this April, jungle-clad slopes draped in blooming […]

By Pilar Bernal Castro To promote the conservation of marine resources in the Golfo Dulce, Osa Conservation’s Environmental Education Program, with the support of the Environmental Coalition of Puerto Jimenez, held ??the first Golfo Dulce Festival on Sunday, May 13. More than 100 participants from the communities of La Palma, Cañaza, poppy, Agouti, Needles and […]

By Max Villalobos The arrival of May brings heavy rain to invade the forests of the Osa Peninsula. It is a time of great change and exceptional beauty. Millions of tiny trees and leaf litter form a living carpet across the colorful forests. These seemingly insignificant small seedlings are invaluable because they represent the renewal […]

About Us

Friends of the Osa (FOO) is a nonprofit conservation organization committed to the preservation of the Osa Peninsula’s globally significant biodiversity, by ensuring the maintenance, restoration and long-term viability of the ecosystems on and around the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
FOO was founded in 2003 and has offices in Washington, DC and Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica.

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