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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...

Uncategorized, Volunteers and Visitors / 22.07.2014

Inspiration comes in many shapes and forms - the medium from which we craft our thoughts and feelings, too, are many. On his last visit to the Osa Peninsula Neil Deupree wrote this lovely poem in his journals, and he has so graciously decided to share  it with everyone so we too can experience a bit of the inspiration the Osa Peninsula has to offer. Thank you, 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 in the background. The tortuguitos...

Uncategorized / 15.07.2014

Escrito por Luis Albero Williams Fallos Programa Humedales: hacia una nueva relación ONG-Actores locales. Nos encontramos en mitad del proyecto “Conservación y manejo de recursos boscosos e intermareales en el Humedal Nacional Térraba Sierpe”. Nuestros socios locales: APREMAA, una Asociación local de piangüeros y pescadores, ubicados en Ajuntaderas, una pequeña comunidad en el pacífico sur de Costa Rica. Son un grupo recién formado que busca el bienestar de su comunidad y la conservación del Humedal. APREMAA, así como gran parte de organizaciones comunales en el país, mantiene un alto grado de...

Community Outreach, Environmental Education, Land Conservation and Forest Restoration, Marine Conservation / 15.07.2014

Written by: Luis Alberto Williams Fallas Translated by: Florencia Franzini We find ourselves in the middle of a project titled “Conservation and Management of Marine and Forest Resources in the National Terraba Sierpe Wetlands.” Our associates are APREMMA: a local community of fishermen and piangüeros working out of the Ajuntaderas area, a small community off the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This newly formed group is looking for a method to develop a healthy relationship between their community and efforts to conserve the local wetlands. APREMAA, like many of the...