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Community Outreach, Environmental Education, Science and Research, Volunteers and Visitors / 14.08.2015

World Environment Day, 2nd Anniversary of the Luis Jorge Poveda Álvarez Arboretum and inauguration of the Centenary Forest. In early June, we had three important celebrations: World Environment Day, the 2nd anniversary of the Jorge Poveda Álvarez Arboretum and the inauguration of the Centenary Forest. World Environment Day was celebrated in early June, and had participation from diverse groups of people. We had students from various educational centers participate as well as people from organizations and businesses with various fields of focus, like mangroves in the case of Fundación Neotrópica, sea turtles in the case of LAST (Latin American...

Uncategorized / 14.08.2015

Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente, 2do Aniversario del Arboretum Luis Jorge Poveda Álvarez e inauguración del Bosque del Centenario Este mes nos ha traído tres celebraciones importantes: el Día Mundial del Ambiente, celebrado el 7 de Junio en donde contamos con la participación de estudiantes de varios centros educativos, organizaciones y empresas que compartieron sus conocimientos en diferentes temas como manglares con la Fundación Neotrópica; tortugas marinas con LAST y plantaciones forestales sostenibles con LATC, así mismo contamos con la participación de agricultores y artesanos locales con la exhibición...

Science and Research, Volunteers and Visitors / 07.08.2015

Submitted by Steven Waldron; Seattle, WA Twenty years ago, I backpacked and hiked along the wild beaches and coastal rainforests of the Osa peninsula and became acquainted with some of the fantastic wildlife that the region is well-known for. Near the Sirena station at Corcovado National Park, I became intimate with the loud squawks of Scarlet Macaws sailing overhead, the crash of surprised tapirs bolting through the forest, and the pre-dawn chorus of Howler monkeys. One of the sensory aspects I appreciate most about exploring this region is the...

Environmental Education, Science and Research, Volunteers and Visitors / 14.07.2015

The Magnificent Gleaning Phyllostomines of the Osa Submitted by : Doris Audet and Elène Haave Audet, University of Alberta, Canada Among the rich bat fauna to call Osa Conservation home, a select group speaks to the pristine nature of its old-growth forest: the gleaning phyllostomines.  These large-eared members of the highly diverse leaf-nosed bat family favour habitats of high ecological integrity that include mature forests and undisturbed riparian corridors. [caption id="attachment_8035" align="alignleft" width="300"] They kindly allowed us to take their photos before going on with their lives.[/caption] Phyllostomines are typically found in low abundance...

Community Outreach, Environmental Education, Marine Conservation, Sea Turtles, Volunteers and Visitors / 25.06.2015

When I came to a yoga retreat in the wilds of Costa Rica, I had no idea one of the best memories I’d take home at week's end would center around turtles--tiny baby ones, all girls. But when Manuel Mendoza of Osa Conservation visited Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa to tell us about the work he and his team of volunteers do to protect these magnificent, highly endangered creatures, I couldn’t believe how paramount the need was, and was excited to become involved. I dragged myself out of bed the...

Uncategorized / 25.06.2015

Cuando llegué a un retiro de yoga en las selvas de Costa Rica, no tenía ni idea de uno de los mejores recuerdos que me llevaría a casa al final de la semana se centraría en las tortugas - específicamente los bebés pequeños, todas niñas. Sin embargo cuando Manuel Mendoza de Conservación Osa visitó Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa para contarnos sobre el trabajo que él y su equipo de voluntarios hacen para proteger a estas magníficas criaturas, altamente en peligro de extinción, yo no podía creer lo...

Uncategorized / 18.05.2015

Escrito por: Rebecca Trinh En la Osa, trabajo en la playa está dirigido por el comportamiento de las olas. Aquí, estamos acostumbrados a olas grandes, mareas altas, y corrientes fuertes que nos mantienen afuera del agua, aún durante los días más calurosos. Pero esta semana pasada, nuestra costa fue bombardeado por olas monstruosas que fueron realmente impresionantes en su habilidad de reestructurar la playa. El océano es una fuerza formidable aquí, burlándose de ti mientras caminas por la arena caliente buscando el cangrejo ermitaño indicado. Lo que más quieres...

Uncategorized / 14.05.2015

Submitted by: Rebecca Trinh In Osa, beach field work is dictated by the behavior of the waves. Here, we are used to large waves, high tides, and strong rip currents that keep us out of the water, even on the hottest of days. But this past week, our shores were bombarded by monster waves that were truly impressive in their ability to restructure the beachscape. The ocean is a formidable force here, taunting you as you awkwardly trudge through the hot sand hunting for just the right hermit crab....

Uncategorized / 06.05.2015

Submitted by: Manuel Sánchez Mendoza, Sea Turtle Program Coordinator This is the time of year that we begin the construction of a new sea turtle hatchery, with means removing plants and cleaning and filtering the sand where the eggs will be relocated will be part of our daily activities over the next several weeks and we prepare a new place for the nests that need to be relocated. Last year, we had help from many people in this big and important project, including help from volunteers, research assistants, high schools,...

Uncategorized / 06.05.2015

Escrito por: Manuel Sánchez Mendoza, Coordinador del Programa Tortugas Para estas fechas como en años pasados empezamos la construcción del nuevo vivero de tortugas entre remover plantas y colar la arena en donde se reubicaran los huevos serán parte de nuestras actividades diarias que nos llevara semanas en preparar esta nuevo lugar para los nidos que tengan que ser reubicados, el año pasado tuvimos la ayuda de muchas personas en esta grande he importante labor como voluntarios, Asistentes, colegios, universidades y la comunidad Se lograron reubicar cientos de nidos que fueron en zonas de...