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Wildlife Conservation and Sustainability

Wildlife Conservation and Sustainability Dates: August 2-17, 2017 Program fee: $2500 Application deadline: June 1, 2017 Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Sponsoring Organization: DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics in collaboration with Osa Conservation and Planet Conservation Course Description The proximate and ultimate causes of declines of rain forest habitats and biodiversity will be examined through a combination of direct observations

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DANTA Welcomes Eduardo Valverde

DANTA welcomes Eduardo Valverde to our teaching staff. He is a Costa Rican national and a graduate of the University of Costa Rica’s School of Architecture.  In 2011,  he created Batsu Architecture, a design studio with the main vision of promoting architecture deeply rooted in and respectful of nature, and based on the fact that unsustainable construction represents a major threat

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A Step Into the Wild: Siobhan’s DANTA Field Course Experience

When I received my acceptance to DANTA’s Primate Behaviour and Conservation field course in Costa Rica last summer, I immediately surfed the web extensively on this country, (a nation slightly smaller than Nova Scotia, or for my American readers, West Virginia). Like any eager traveller, I wanted to know everything about this seemingly utopic, biologist’s mecca. Flanked on either side

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DANTA TROPICAL BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION FIELD COURSES 2018

Each year DANTA offers a number of training courses in various aspects of tropical biology. Typically, the courses are one month long but shorter courses are also offered through our organization. The courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical biology and conservation, but have little or no experience of working

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On Becoming a Field Primatologist- Grace Showalter

I have been living and breathing on this earth for 21 years; some days this feels like an eternity, others it feels like a fleeting moment.  However, when I look back at these 21 years, there are certain experiences that set themselves apart.  My experiences at Piro Biological Station, Osa Conservation, fall into this category. The wonderful Osa Conservation has

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As Bob Barker said…

Spay and neuter your pets! Over the next few weeks, I reach an important milestone in my veterinary school career. Assisted by two of my classmates (and supervised by plenty of doctors in case things go awry), I will be spaying a cat, and thus performing my first surgery on a living, breathing patient. I’m very excited for this opportunity,

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Meet DANTA Board Member- Daniela Solano Rojas

Daniela Solano Rojas is the Founder and President of Saimiri Foundation, a small NGO with the aim to protect Costa Rica´s biodiversity, especially Osa Peninsula´s primates. She received her BSc in Biology from the University of Costa Rica; and her MSc in Conservation and Wildlife Management from the National University, Costa Rica. She arrived in the Osa Peninsula in 2005-2006

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