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Community Outreach, Marine Conservation, Sea Turtles / 20.10.2014

On a sunny October morning on Carate beach we had the joy of celebrating the 6th Annual Sea Turtle Festival. We had over 100 participants from the Carate community, neighboring communities and from Puerto Jimenez. To the rhythm of music we begun the first friendly competition: Sandy Sea Turtle Sculptures, with the theme being that of “What does a Sea Turtle eat?” We had three winning families, and they each took home t-shirts with the festivals yearly logo on it. We continued the fun and celebration by opening up...

Marine Conservation, Sea Turtles / 17.10.2014

Written by Manuel Sanchez and Wanda Cope. Photo by Manuel Sanchez. Translated by Florencia Franzini   It may be the world’s largest species of marine sea turtle, but it is also the most endangered sea turtle species, too. On October 16, 2014 we are delighted to announce that this critically endangered species still has the beaches of the Osa Peninsula as an safe nesting location. It’s gratifying evidence that all of the effort that have been put fourth to protect this majestic creature, along with the other six remaining species of...

Uncategorized / 17.10.2014

Escrito por Manuel Sanchez y Wanda Cope Photo por Manuel Sanchez   Una de las especies de tortugas marinas más grande del mundo, pero al mismo tiempo una de las que se encuentra en mayor peligro extinción, nos visitó este pasado 16 de octubre 2014, ES UNA GRAN EMOCION ver que una especie tan importante todavía tiene la Península de Osa y sus playas como el lugar para poner sus huevos. Es gratificante evidenciar, que todos los esfuerzos por proteger a esta tortuga y las otras especies que visitan nuestras playas...

Uncategorized / 15.10.2014

El Cotinga Pico Amarillo es un pájaro regional endémico que existe en las tierras bajas del Pacifico por la costa sur de Costa Rica y Norte Panama. Esta especies es indicada como estar en peligro de extinción por la organización ICUN y su lista roja gracias a una población baja de 298 – 794 individuales, y también por la disminución alta de la población. In los últimos anos Conservación Osa a directa do esfuerzos para estudiar este ave y su hábitat para poder conservar uno de los tesoros...

Aves, Birds / 15.10.2014

Written by: Manuel Sánchez Mendoza & Pablo Porras Peñaranda The Yellow-billed Cotinga (Carpodectes antoniae) is a regional endemic bird that occurs on the Pacific lowlands of southern Costa Rica and Northern Panama. This species is listed as Endangered (EN) by IUCN’s red list, and its small population, estimated at only 298 to 794 individuals, is thought to be declining rapidly. In the past years, Osa Conservation has led efforts to study this species and its habitat needs to conserve one of Osa Peninsula’s most unique treasures. Observations of Yellow-billed Cotinga...

Uncategorized / 24.09.2014

Escrito por: Juan Carlos Cruz Dias Las costas están en constante movimiento y son siempre una mezcla de agua salada y tierra. La frontera entre la tierra y el mar cambia constantemente con las mareas y en areas rocosas de playa, las mareas inundan y vacían huecos en las rocas formando piscinas naturales de agua salada. Cuando las mareas se retiran, dejan al descubierto estas piscinas que albergan especies marinas, algunas que quedaron atrapadas y otras más que han hecho de éste su habitat natural.   [caption id="attachment_7020" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Vista aérea...

Marine Conservation / 24.09.2014

Written by: Juan Carlos Cruz Dias Coasts are continually in motion and are always a mixture of salt water and earth. The boundary between the ocean and land is in constant flux due to the tides. In the rocky areas along the shore the waves flood the pools made of rock only to slowly trickle out as the tide recedes. The many species these pools harbor are revealed as the waves ebb; some have become trapped there, while others have made this rocky habitat their home. [caption id="attachment_7020" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo...

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...