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Aves, Birds, Community Outreach, Environmental Education / 21.03.2014

by Pilar Bernal, Environmental Education and Outreach Manager On March 1, Puerto Jimenez was filled with color, music, and recreational activities for children and adults. More than 200 people congregated to say their farewells to the migratory birds that will be returning to their nesting habitats in North America. The occasion celebrates the first migratory bird festival of the Osa Peninsula, an event jointly organized with Osa Birds and ACOSA-SINAC, with support from Tropical Wings and the National Park Services of the United States. The festival’s objectives were to promote...

Uncategorized / 05.03.2014

Conservación Osa (Costa Rica) y Amazon Conservation Team (Colombia) comparten conocimientos y ideas a través de visitas de miembros de sus equipos de campo   Mi primera vez en la Amazonia Por Agustín Mendoza [caption id="attachment_5846" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Agustín habla sobre la colección y crecimiento de semillas nativas.[/caption] Llegue a la Península de Osa hace ya 39 años; desde muy joven empecé a trabajar con mi padre y gracias a él  aprendí a trabajar la tierra. Aunque yo era pequeño me entristecía ver como poco a poco los bosques iban desapareciendo y con...

Community Outreach, Environmental Education, Land Conservation and Forest Restoration / 05.03.2014

This two-part series chronicles the efforts of Osa Conservation and Amazon Conservation Team to learn from one another’s conservation strategies through staff visits to each other's field sites and the ensuing exchange of knowledge and experience.   My first time in the Amazon by Agustín Mendoza, Land Stewardship and Maintenance, Osa Conservation [caption id="attachment_5846" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Agustín (right, tan shirt) talks about native seed collection and forest restoration.[/caption] I arrived on the Osa Peninsula well over 39 years ago; since I was young I worked the land with my father, through him learning the...

Uncategorized / 26.02.2014

Conservación Osa (Costa Rica) y Amazon Conservation Team (Colombia) comparten conocimientos y ideas a través de visitas de miembros de sus equipos de campo   Mi viaje a Costa Rica y la Península de Osa por Wilmar Bahamón Díaz, ACT-Colombia [caption id="attachment_5848" align="aligncenter" width="428"] Agustin demuestra como colectar semillas nativas del bosque.[/caption] Nací en el campo, desde niño exploraba mi vereda, caminaba por largas horas en el monte siguiendo los caminos de hormigas, jugaba con los pescados de las quebradas, me trepaba como podía a los árboles para degustar guayabas, uvillas de monte,...

Community Outreach, Environmental Education, Land Conservation and Forest Restoration / 26.02.2014

This two-part series chronicles the efforts of Osa Conservation and Amazon Conservation Team to learn from one another’s conservation strategies through staff visits to each other's field sites and the ensuing exchange of knowledge and experience.   My trip to Costa Rica and the Osa Peninsula by Wilmar Diaz Bahamón, Field Projects Manager, ACT Colombia [caption id="attachment_5848" align="aligncenter" width="428"] Agustin shows Wilmar and ACT how to climb trees to collect native seeds in the forest.[/caption] I was born in the countryside. As a child I explored my small town walking for hours in...

Uncategorized / 18.02.2014

by: Lauren Limpuma & Lindsay Metz [caption id="attachment_5799" align="aligncenter" width="627"] Voluntaria Alisa Wang recoge huevos de tortugas marinas vulnerables de la playa para mover a nuestro criadero.[/caption] La Temporada de Tortugas Marinas 2013 de la Conservación Osa ha terminado, y que año espectacular que fue! Desde la inauguración de la nueva planta de incubación de tortugas hasta el festival anual en la playa Carate, fue un año emocionante y exitoso para el programa de conservación de tortugas marinas de CO. La Osa es el hogar de cuatro especies de tortugas marinas:...

Science and Research, Sea Turtles, Volunteers and Visitors / 18.02.2014

by: Lauren Lipuma and Lindsay Metz [caption id="attachment_5799" align="aligncenter" width="627"] Volunteer Alisa Wang collects vulnerable turtle eggs from the beach for relocation to our hatchery.[/caption] The 2013 Sea Turtle Season at Osa Conservation has ended, and what a spectacular year it was! From the opening of the new turtle hatchery to the annual festival on Carate beach, it was an exciting and successful year for OC’s sea turtle conservation program. The Osa is home to four species of sea turtles: Leatherback, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley, and Pacific Green. Our beaches mainly support...

Community Outreach, Environmental Education, Land Conservation and Forest Restoration, Miscellaneous / 12.02.2014

[caption id="attachment_5289" align="alignnone" width="857"] Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands, Costa Rica. Photo credit: Cavu[/caption] By: Luis Williams Community Planning - Wetlands Program A functional environment is built on a day-to-day basis, from all sectors of society, and a fundamental support for environmental security comes from the participation of local citizens. In many cases, local organizations become protagonists that can either complement or detract from the government’s role in supporting a functioning environment. At Osa Conservation, we aim to highlight the responsibility of citizen participation by presenting useful information to voters during this year’s...

Uncategorized / 31.01.2014

Por: Luis Williams Planificación Comunitaria-Programa Humedales [caption id="attachment_5289" align="alignnone" width="857"] Terraba Sierpe wetlands, Costa Rica. Photo credit: Cavu[/caption] Un ambiente funcional se construye en el día a día desde todas las trincheras, y un asunto fundamental para construirlo es el ejercicio democrático a través de la participación ciudadana. En muchos casos, las organizaciones civiles toman un rol protagónico, para complementar o contrarrestar el papel del gobierno. Desde Conservación Osa, queremos hacer visible la responsabilidad de participar, presentando información útil, de cara a las elecciones presidenciales, como parte de aquel ejercicio democrático....

Aves, Birds, Miscellaneous, Volunteers and Visitors / 27.12.2013

It’s that time of year again - birding time! Aside from the hundreds of native tropical birds who reside in the Osa, the peninsula is also winter home for many North American migratory birds. Every spring, they return to nest - the Scarlet Tanager, the Indigo Bunting, the Golden-Winged Warbler, the Baltimore Oriole, and scores of other migrant songbirds. And every winter, they make the perilous journey back to the rainforests of Central America to wait out the long cold season. Unfortunately, their wintering grounds are under intense pressure...