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DANTA TROPICAL BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION FIELD COURSES 2018

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation Dates: Winter Session: January 1-16, 2018; Summer Session: July 13 – July 28, 2018 Program Fee: $2600 Application Deadline: Winter Session: December 15, 2017; Summer Session: June 15, 2017 Course Description This course is designed to provide students with field experience in primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. This course will be held at Osa Conservation’s

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New Course Offering- Birds of Costa Rica

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 high

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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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Wildlife Conservation and Sustainability

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 declines of rain forest habitats and biodiversity will be examined through a combination of direct observations

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