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New Course Offering- Birds of Costa Rica

DANTA is delighted to announce a new course offering for summer 2017!  Birds of Costa Rica will be held from July 15-July 30, 2017 at Osa Conservation‘s Piro Research Station in Costa Rica’s spectacular Osa peninsula. As the one of the largest tracts of rain forest north of the Amazon (roughly 400,000 acres in the Osa Conservation Area), it is renowned for high

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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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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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Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation Dates:   Summer Session: July 13 – July 28, 2018 Application deadline: Summer Session: June 15, 2018 Program fee: $2600 Location: Osa Conservation, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Contact: Visit our website and/or email us at conservation@danta.info for more information Course Description This course is designed to provide students with field experience in primate behavior, ecology,

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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea Taxonomy Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Cheloniidae Genus: Lepidochelys Species: L. olivacea Overview An adult Olive Ridley Sea Turtle weighs around 100 pounds and is 22-31 inches long, while hatchlings weigh less than 1 ounce and are on average 1.5 inches long (NOAA, 2014). They spend most of their time at

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