In the Spotlight: Peace Corps Togo

As an EAFS volunteer, I don’t really have a “typical day”. Some days I am building a permaculture garden and surveying the tree nurseries of my reforestation team, and other days I am meeting with the women’s cooperative that I helped to create and running my girls club at the middle school.

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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 2017

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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METHODS IN PRIMATE BEHAVIOR AND CONSERVATION

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation Dates:   Winter Session: January 1-16, 2017 Summer Session: July 15-30, 2017 Application deadline: Winter Session: December 17, 2016 Summer Session: June 1, 2017 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

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This is No Cowspiracy: A Glimpse at Why We Should Reduce the Amount of Meat We Eat

Growing up there were two cardinal rules in my family. One, never take the last Diet Coke, and two, every meal must have meat. Burgers, shredded beef, chicken, fish, and my mother’s rather unfortunate meatloaf were staples throughout my dependent years. I never really questioned if what I was eating had any sort of affect on the world beyond the

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My Summer in India: Seeing the World From a Different Perspective! (இந்தியாவில் என் கோடைகாலம்)

It was only 4 am and as soon as I stepped outside from the airport the heat took my breath away. Dr. MohanKumar had warned us it was going to be hot, but nothing could have prepared me for the heat of India. Myself and 14 other veterinary students from the University of Georgia had been selected to spend 7

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Big Welcome to Devin Lindsley to our DANTAism crew!

“Many people are divorced from nature, but we can always find our way back.” -Dr. Jane Goodall In the 90’s there was this amazing kid’s show called “The Wild Thornberry’s,” where Eliza and her pet chimpanzee traveled the world to talk to animals. Eliza’s ability to connect with exotic animals of all types sparked such a feverish jealousy within my

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New Course Offering: 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 decline in rain forest habitats and biodiversity will be examined through a combination of direct observations in the field, lectures, and

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