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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 at

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Interview with Dr. Carmen Soto, exotic animal veterinarian at wildlife sanctuary Kids Saving the Rainforest in Costa Rica. By: Siobhan Speiran

A mere twenty minutes’ drive from Quepos­– fifteen of which are spent “off-roading” through a palm tree plantation, your taxi deftly careening around potholes and trundling over bumps past plantation workers biking home with five-metre-long harvesting sickles on their shoulders– arrives you at the Blue Banyan Inn, where those wishing to visit or work at Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR)

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A Day in the Field

Working in the field might conjure up grand images of discovery and adventure: scenic, untouched forests stretching for miles, watching your study group as they act out dramatic scenes of courtship and political discord, even eventually welcoming you into their fold, showing you things no human has ever been able to witness. My idea of fieldwork may not have been

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Primate Behavior and Conservation Field Course in Costa Rica 2018

Primate Behavior and Conservation Dates: June 15-July 11, 2018 Program Fee: $3500 Guest Speaker: Dr. Eckhard Heymann Application deadline: June 1, 2018 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 conducted at Osa

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Meet DANTA Board Member- Dr. Kevin Hunt

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 studied

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What Biodiversity Means to the Planet and to You and Me

By, Devin Lindsley Introduction This past weekend the University of California, Davis had their annual Biodiversity Museum Day. On these occasions, the campus museums open up their doors to the public. Exhibits include but are not limited to the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, Center for Plant Diversity and the Bohart Museum of Entomology. I love volunteering for this

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