Entries in #animals (25)

Wednesday
Feb072018

Melissa's  Memories

I put my name down for turtles today so my alarm went off at 4:30am. Looking down Leona beach, the moon was low in the sky, so it was really big, and shone really bright. Turning round and looking down Carate beach, the sun was rising slowly setting up the day.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

Saturday at Camp  Osita

On Saturday morning a few of the volunteers went to visit a local bird sanctuary, owned and run by Patrick Dunn. The day started with a short bumpy ride on the collectivo, the local bus. Whilst getting off it turned out Patrick was going into town, but his wife, Rubyanne, was more than happy to welcome the group.

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Wednesday
Dec202017

Adventures in Corcovado National  Park

I have been at camp Camposita for a week and half now and my experience so far has been amazing.

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Wednesday
Dec132017

Curiosity Saved The  Cat

The wild cats of Costa Rica are some of the most elusive, and endangered species in the country. Deforestation, hunting and human-wildlife conflict has lead for these species to have lost a lot of their former range as well as a large deduction in numbers.

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Wednesday
Nov292017

Great  Sights

My second week at Camp Osita has now come to the end but it was every bit as good as my first.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

Puma, Termites and Pura  Vida!

Only 12 days have passed since I arrived at Camp Osita from the East of England and every day has had me completely immersed in nature.

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Tuesday
Oct242017

A Snapshot of Memories from Camp  Osita!

Here are a few snipets from my time in Carate on the Turtles, Big Cats and Primates conservation project. There are too many fantastic experiences to write down so I have just selected a few from my favourite days on camp!

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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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