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 in aRead more
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Sustainable Tourism: Evaluation and Implementation When: July 29 – August 11, 2019 Application deadline: July 1, 2019 Course fee: $2900 Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Contact: Visit our website and/or email us at email@example.com for more information Course Description In this course, we explore the growing industry of nature tourism and gain an understanding of its benefits and costs. There is obviousRead more
PROF. DR. ECKHARD HEYMANN TO GUEST LECTURE IN DANTA’S WINTER 2018/2019 METHODS IN PRIMATE BEHAVIOR AND CONSERVATION COURSE.
DANTA is delighted to announce that Prof. Dr. Eckhard W. Heymann will guest lecture in our winter 2019 (December 28- January 12, 2019) Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation course to be held at Osa Conservation‘s Piro Research station in the spectacular Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Originally from Linden, a small town north of Frankfurt, he is now a senior scientist atRead more
Kevin D Hunt is Professor of Anthropology and Animal Behavior, Indiana University. His forthcoming book is titled Chimpanzee: Lessons from our Sister Species. Prof. Hunt specializes in early hominin evolution, particularly the evolution of bipedalism, primate locomotion and posture, chimpanzee functional morphology and ape and human ecomorphology. He has studied seven species of primates, including chimpanzees, baboons and redtails. He has studiedRead more
Danta: Association for the Conservation of the Tropics meant nothing to me until last April. I was sitting in a doctor’s office scrolling through Facebook when I came across the Osa Conservation page; it advertised classes offered by Danta which took place in Costa Rica. I was intrigued as I had been to Costa Rica in 2012 (for a high schoolRead more
My dream has long been to study primates, but implementing this goal is much easier said than done. Most internship opportunities included caring for captive primates or studying primates in a lab setting, neither of which were what I was looking to do. Learning about the programs through DANTA: Association for the Conservation of the Tropics was perfect, as I couldRead more
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Heymann to guest lecture in DANTA’s summer 2018 Primate Behavior and Conservation course.
DANTA is delighted to announce that Prof. Dr. Eckhard W. Heymann will guest lecture in our summer 2018 Primate Behavior and Conservation course to be held at Osa Conservation‘s Piro Research station in the spectacular Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Originally from Linden, a small town north of Frankfurt, he is now a senior scientist at the German Primate Center inRead more
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 decline in rain forest habitats and biodiversity will be examined through a combination of direct observations in the field, lectures, andRead more
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 highRead more
My name is Seth and I am an Anthropology major at the University of California at Santa Cruz. As an aspiring Anthropologist, I have a keen interest in human evolution and our ancestors. More specifically, I’ve had an interest in studying primates for several years now. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find outlets to pursue primatology as an undergraduateRead more