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Volunteers and Visitors / 17.09.2014

Written by: Florencia Franzini (for once its's actually me!) Osa Conservation’s on the ground staff is made up of about 20 individuals managing about 6,500 acres of land on a regular basis. It’s hard to believe that so few can accomplish so much, thus today as I write this blog detailing my first ever encounter with the Osa Peninsula, I’m really here attempting to highlight the hard work of the staff on-site at the organization. Let me just start by saying that it’s no wonder these guys work as hard as they...

Environmental Education / 12.09.2014

[caption id="attachment_6945" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo of the La Paz student group[/caption] La Paz Community School’s 11th grade class visited Piro Biological Station to conduct field ecological research in the Osa Peninsula. They spent five days connecting with nature by exploring the rainforest and water systems, learning from experts, and collecting a variety of their own data with the goal of helping others to understand this region and be motivated to contribute to the efforts to conserve it. Their main focus was to study ecological relationships and examine the conflict...

Uncategorized / 12.09.2014

[caption id="attachment_6945" align="alignleft" width="300"] Foto del grupo.[/caption] Conservación Osa esta trabajando para establecer evaluaciones básicas importantes en la salud de la cuenca y el seguimiento de los cambios a largo plazo en la diversidad acuática y salud acuática que acompañan los cambios en el uso de la tierra, incluyendo reforestación y presencia o ausencia de la agricultura y la minería de oro. A continuación se presentan los proyectos de los estudiantes así como sus respuestas a esta experiencia única: Distribución y abundancia de los caracoles Neritina Latísima en el río...

Volunteers and Visitors / 26.08.2014

By Jatin D. My family was given the opportunity to visit Osa Conservation in Costa Rica by one of my mother’s former students. At first we didn’t really know what to expect. We flew to the Piro Biological Station from San Jose in a very small plane that made me very nervous at first; the first of our unique experiences before we even arrived at the research center. While we were driving towards the research center, we saw our first wild animal, a mammal running across the bushes adjacent to...

Environmental Education, Land Conservation and Forest Restoration, Science and Research / 19.08.2014

This blog piece was taken and translated directly from Osa Conservation's Wetland Program Coordinator, Andres Jimenez, and his very own personal blog. *** While I wait here for the fog on my camera to evaporate, and while the few clean clothes I have left are drying, and while none of my shoes are fully covered in mud, here I am dedicating myself to editing photos and writing this blog! Little did I imagine (although one always has hopes) that on a rainy night…wait…let me correct myself - during the deluge,...

Community Outreach, Environmental Education, Marine Conservation, Sea Turtles / 04.08.2014

Written by: Pilar Bernal Edited & Translated by: Florencia Franzini On the 28th of July we received a visit at Piro Biological Station from 9 educators who are currently working throughout the Osa Peninsula and the Golfito region. [caption id="attachment_6829" align="alignleft" width="300"] A photo of the workshop participants and Osa staff.[/caption] Thanks to the help and directive from SEE Turtles, we managed to organize an successful and informative educational workshop on marine sea turtle conservation. During the day professors learned about sea turtle species biology, while also learning techniques to help motivate their students and...

Uncategorized / 04.08.2014

Escrito por: Pilar Bernal Editado por: Florencia Franzini El pasado 28 de Julio, recibimos en la estación Biológica Piro a 9 profesores de centros educativos de la Península de Osa y Golfito. [caption id="attachment_6829" align="alignleft" width="300"] Foto de los participantes en el taller de educación.[/caption] Gracias a la subvención y dirección de SEE Turtles organizamos un taller de educación para conservación de tortugas marinas. Durante el día, los profesores además de aprender sobre la biología y la conservación de estas especies, conocieron técnicas de enseñanza para motivar a los estudiantes y lograr un aprendizaje...

Uncategorized / 29.07.2014

Escrito por: Pablo Porras Editado por: Florencia Franzini Conservación Osa’s Santuario para el Cotinga de Pico Amarillo (Carpodectes antoniae) es un lugar especial que nacio de la inspiración de un proyecto de monitoreo y seguimiento que duro dos anos. Tras el duro trabajo realizado por compañeros de investigación, la única lógica que parecía seguir era que nosotros fuéramos a crear un bastión para este ave endémica - Hoy este pequeño reducto es el lugar donde se conducen los estudios de CO a la población local de esta ave en peligro...

Uncategorized / 28.07.2014

Written by: Pablo Porras Edited by: Florencia Franzini Osa Conservation’s Yellow-Billed Cotinga (Carpodectes antoniae) Sactuary is a special place born from the inspiration of a two-year monitoring and tracking program. After the hard work performed by fellow researchers, the only logical process that seemed to follow was for us to create a stronghold for this struggling, endemic bird – Today this little stronghold is the place where OC studies the local population of this endangered bird. [caption id="attachment_6809" align="alignleft" width="300"] YBC Sanctuary location as shown on GoogleMaps.[/caption] The Sanctuary is located in the...

Uncategorized / 22.07.2014

La inspiración nos puede dar un golpe a todos en muchas formas - el recipiente de nuestros pensamientos y sentimientos también aun son varios. En su ultima visita al Península de Osa Neil Deupree escribió este poema adentro de su diario, y ahorra nos a ofrecido compartirla así todos podemos sentir un poco de la inspiración que tiene para darnos Osa. Gracias con sinceridad, Neil. *** OSA PENINSULA Sitting on the front porch at Piro The surf is distant thunder  - be sure to pack the poncho. The cicadas are way more than white noise...