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Primates Watching Primates

Primates Watching Primates Sara Lucci, Anthropology, Ohio State University I kind of stumbled into the Primate Behavior and Conservation class. Other summer plans weren’t working out, so with the encouragement of my professors, I applied to DANTA. About two months and twenty trips to REI later, I was on an airplane to San Jose, Costa Rica. Each day started out

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Personality and Pair Bonds

By Lisa Barrett Most people now recognize that their pets have notable personalities, and you probably know a timid, aggressive, or social dog or cat. But behavioral ecologists have been studying individual behavioral variation for some time. What once was deemed to be “statistical noise” or the result of inaccurate measurements, individual behavioral type, or personality, is now one of the

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Primate Behavior and Conservation Field Course in Costa Rica

Primate Behavior and Conservation Dates: June 15-July 10, 2016 Program Fee: $3100 Guest Speaker: Dr. Christina Campbell Application deadline: June 1, 2016 For more information about the field course, please visit our website and/or email us at conservation@danta.info. Course Description This course is designed to provide students with field experience in primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. The course will be

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Galápagos Highlights

By Lisa Barrett My recent trip to Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve and the Galápagos Islands with University of Wyoming students and professors was nothing short of magical. Since you already know why the Galápagos Islands are so interesting, you should not be surprised! A New Species The first stop on our two-week trip was to a cloud forest reserve near Mindo

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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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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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DANTA Welcomes Luis Vargas-Castro

DANTA is delighted to announce that Luis Vargas-Castro will be joining our teaching staff again in the summer of 2016. He, along with Eduardo Valverde, will be teaching Tropical Rain Forest and Wildlife Conservation at Osa Conservation‘s Piro Research Station, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Course dates are August 6 -19, 2016. Luis E. Vargas-Castro is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of

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METHODS IN PRIMATE BEHAVIOR AND CONSERVATION

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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Exploring a Potential Field Site

By Lisa Barrett This summer, one of my goals as a 1st year Ph.D. student was to determine if I wanted to do work with wild Asian elephants. My dissertation will look at personality and problem-solving in elephants, and it is an extension of my work with Think Elephants International in Thailand. After months of planning and discussing with my

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