Entries in #explore (27)

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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Wednesday
Aug302017

New  Discoveries

Jim slowly pops open a tiny tupperware box sitting on the table. All of us gathered around the table slowly lean in, ready for the much anticipated surprise he brought to share with us. Hidden amongst scrunched up tissue he picks out an insect. Dark brown in colour with two large front pincers. This is one of three found specimens of its species. This being the only one still living.

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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
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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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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Thursday
Mar022017

It's All Happening In Costa  Rica

After these though days things took a turn for the better. I had an exciting visa run to Boquete (Panama) and after that the weather started to change. And who doesn´t wake up happy with a constant sunshine?!

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