Entries in #conservation (38)

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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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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Thursday
Mar302017

Six Months  Later

As I am packing my bags to leave the jungle behind after six months I don’t know if to feel happy or sad… I am excited to see all the people I missed and eat all the food I have been dreaming of, but also realise that I will leave this unique place behind!

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Tuesday
Mar212017

Jungle  Love

We get all sorts of people joining us at Camp Osita. Post graduates looking for experience, people on a career break, nature-lovers who have a few weeks off and the last 2 weeks we even had an engaged couple who share a love for birds and conservation!

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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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Thursday
Mar022017

The Trail Volunteers Join  Camp

We are now a packed out camp with the Central American Eco-Trail group having joined us. Spread across two tables at meal times, those on cooking duty are testing their portion size estimates and the surveys are in full swing having two groups going out each morning.

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