Thursday
Aug172017

My Stay At Camp  Osita

Back in January my friend Emma and I started on our Oceania and Latin America tour. Costa Rica was already a key country on our travel list due to the care and emphasis the country puts on its natural environment and animals. So, big cats, primates and turtle conservation in Costa Rica seemed perfect.

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Wednesday
Jul262017

Bright Beasts and Identity  Thieves

The jungles of Costa Rica are home to some of the most diverse communities of wildlife in the world. Across the many ecosystems in the country, every species has its own unique strategies for survival. Some animals will use camouflage to hide in plain sight from predators, or even their prey. Others may have a powerful bite as a defence mechanism, such as the bullet ant.

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Tuesday
Jun062017

Meet Our New Assistant Research Officer  Adam!

I really want to build up my work experience and get a much more hands-on approach to conservation research, and for an ecologist, Costra Rica is incredible because it’s so biodiverse! It’s an opportunity to expand my career at the same time as travelling.

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Wednesday
May312017

Trail Volunteers Join Camp  Osita

After 6 weeks of high intensity travel through Central America, I arrived at Camposita. The turtles, primates and big cats conservation project in Costa Rica practically wired me to expect the unexpected - or at least feel a constant uncertainty and excitement.

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Tuesday
May232017

Adapting To The  Science

As a the Media and Journalism intern on the Frontier-Costa Rica project, my main purpose here is to document all of the work being done by Frontier staff and volunteers, as well as what life in the field is like.

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Tuesday
May162017

My 6 Months In Costa  Rica

Before I arrived at Camp Osita, I knew that my six months were going to go quickly. But, now that it is over, I feel like I have been able to do so much with my time here. My days were always filled with such a variety.

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Monday
May082017

Night Of The Turtles - Part  2

Over the next two and a half weeks, we repeated this process three times per week, and every time, the results were the same...

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Night Of The Turtles - Part  1

It was mid-January when I arrived in Costa Rica and it was only on my second day that I had that first fateful encounter with a sea turtle while on survey. Witnessing a nesting sea turtle is an experience of time travel, as these animals have existed unchanged for millions of years.

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Wednesday
Apr122017

I Wanted To See Nature In Its Purest  Form

Sitting in the only café/bar within 8km of our conservation jungle camp I’m enjoying my first day off at the end of my first week here in Costa Rica.

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Tuesday
Apr042017

A Trip Into Corcovado National  Park

Landing in Puerto Jimenez the girl, who is also a fellow volunteer, climbing out of the small plane that held myself, three other passengers and the pilot turns to me and says “Even the air smells green”. She is right; I have never been anywhere where you are so surrounded by nature day and night before.

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