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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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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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Primate Connections 2017 Calendars!

What fundraising project brings together 13 primate conservation organizations, numerous independent wildlife photographers, primate conservation societies, zoos, and various youth and educational organizations, all in the name of primate conservation? The 2017 Primate Connections calendar, of course! Click here to view entire calendar. We are especially excited as Dr. Jane Goodall has again officially endorsed the project! Through the purchase of a

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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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DANTA Tropical Biology and Conservation Training Courses Winter 2016

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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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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Resource Spotlight: Project WILD

As an educator, I am ALL about getting new teaching material. Whether you are a classroom teacher or a non-traditional educator, teaching resources have something for everyone. Look for the “Resource Spotlight” header on posts for a window into potential new activities for the class!   Having been part of a naturalist training program, I was very privileged to have

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