Entries in #animals (18)

Wednesday
Oct182017

My Adventure  Begins

Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates and Turtles was a dream come true. This project includes a variety of wildlife that is only found in Costa Rica. Wildlife back home in upstate NY is not nearly as diverse or plentiful. When I arrived after a long day of travelling and emotional goodbyes, I was met with warmth and smiles.

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Monday
Sep112017

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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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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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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Tuesday
Mar072017

After 10 Days At Camp  Osita

I have officially been a resident at Camp Osita for 10 days now and what a memorable 10 days they have been!

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Friday
Jan202017

The Life Of A Tour Guide

In the whole of the Osa Peninsula a lot of work and income revolves around tourism. Now that the rainy season is over, high season has started and tour guides are busier than ever and hostels and hotels are fully booked. So what is it like to be an actual tour guide?

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Tuesday
Jan102017

Camp Critters

When you consider living in the jungle, there is something that seems to hold most people back…the critters. But once you learn what they are and undertsand their boundaries, you can start to embrace jungle life.

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Tuesday
Jan032017

Puma Gate

Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse places on earth and here on our project in Carate, we spend our days scouring our many trails for any signs of this incredible wildlife. It can often be a difficult task but sometimes, just sometimes, the unthinkable happens and the wildlife comes to you…

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Friday
Dec232016

An Interview With: Assistant research Officer, Rebecca

Read this interview with Assistant Research Officer Rebecca to find out what life is like working in Costa Rica and why she chose to go there:

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