Entries in #environment (22)

Thursday
Sep282017

Total  Immersion

A journey from western suburbia to the Costa Rican jungle...

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Tuesday
Sep192017

Buenos Días Camp  Osita!

It is very difficult to wake up on the wrong side of the bed when there are so many different kinds of mornings to be had here at Camp Osita.

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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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Tuesday
Sep052017

The Upside I Didn't Expect From Camp  Osita

When considering coming to Costa Rica to get my first experience in conservation fieldwork, I was thinking primarily about the abundance of wildlife that Costa Rica is famous for.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

Leafcutter Ants - The Formidable Farmers of Costa Rica's  Rainforests

When you arrive at Camp Osita, one of the first creatures you will probably encounter is the leafcutter ant (Atta cephalotes). These intrepid forest-specialists can be found across most of Central and Southern America, and are seen across the forests near camp.

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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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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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