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Uncategorized / 31.03.2015

My name is Erin Engbeck, I have been volunteering at Osa Conservation for 4 ½ months as a Research Field Assistant for the Ríos Saludables de Osa program. During my time here, I have collected baseline data throughout the Osa Peninsula and had the wonderful opportunity to work directly with community members through workshops and community events.   Our workshops are aimed at educating the community and getting their involvement for future monitoring efforts. In February, we took Ríos Saludables on the road to San Josecito, a small community...

Uncategorized / 18.03.2015

Escrito por: Alejandro Muñoz, M.Sc., Colaborador del Programa Ríos Saludables de Osa En una nueva actividad llevada a cabo en el marco del Programa Ríos Saludables de Osa, seis representantes de comunidades localizadas a lo largo de la Península se reunieron en la Estación Piro para aprender sobre el monitoreo de las condiciones fisicoquímicas y biológicas de los ríos. Este taller, realizado durante los días viernes 27 y sábado 28 de febrero, contó con la participación de representantes de la ASADA (Asociaciones Administradoras de Sistemas de Acueductos y Alcantarillados Sanitarios)...

Uncategorized / 18.03.2015

Submitted by: Alejandro Muñoz, M.Sc., Osa Healthy Rivers Collaborator In a new activity carried out under the Osa Healthy Rivers framework, six representatives of communities located throughout the length of the Peninsula got together at Piro Research Station to learn about monitoring the physicochemical and biological conditions of the rivers. This workshop, which took place from Friday, February 27 to Saturday, February 28, had the participation of representatives from ASADA (Administrative Associations for Aqueducts and Sewers) and the La Palma school, ASADA representatives from Sándalo, and officials from the sea turtle...

Uncategorized / 16.03.2015

Hola, [caption id="attachment_7678" align="alignright" width="300"] Foto por Lina Jerrå[/caption] Me llamo Sofia y soy originalmente de Suecia y tengo una maestría en la biología de la conservación y he estado en la Península de Osa trabajando como asistente de investigación en el campo por dos meses. Trabajo por el programa de tortugas marinas, recolectando datos y trabajando con la conservación de las tortugas marinas basada en la actividad de anidación en las dos playas, Piro y Pejeperro. Las tortugas marinas representan especies en peligro de extinción. Algunas de las mayores amenazas...

Uncategorized / 16.03.2015

Hola, [caption id="attachment_7678" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: Lina Jerrå[/caption] My name is Sofia, I am originally from Sweden, I have a Master’s degree in conservation biology and I have been on Osa Peninsula working as a Research Field Assistant for Osa Conservation for two months. I work for the Sea Turtle program, collecting data and working with turtle conservation based on nesting activity on the two beaches Piro and Pejeperro. Sea turtles are endangered species. Some of the biggest problems are habitat destruction, climate change and human threats, both in water...