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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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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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Human Ecology and Tropical Conservation Field Course

Human Ecology and Tropical Conservation Dates: June 27 – July 10, 2016 Application deadline: May 15, 2016 Program fee: $2300 Instructor: Dr. Janette Wallis Location: Piro Research Station, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Course Description This short course is designed to provide students with field experience in a great tropical setting, with an emphasis on current efforts to conserve tropical wildlife and their habitats. As

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ANIMALS THAT NEED OUR HELP: Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

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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