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 in aRead more
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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 atRead more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Course Description This course is designed to provide students with field experience in primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. The course will be conducted at OsaRead more
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 studiedRead more
Danta: Association for the Conservation of the Tropics meant nothing to me until last April. I was sitting in a doctor’s office scrolling through Facebook when I came across the Osa Conservation page; it advertised classes offered by Danta which took place in Costa Rica. I was intrigued as I had been to Costa Rica in 2012 (for a high schoolRead more
My dream has long been to study primates, but implementing this goal is much easier said than done. Most internship opportunities included caring for captive primates or studying primates in a lab setting, neither of which were what I was looking to do. Learning about the programs through DANTA: Association for the Conservation of the Tropics was perfect, as I couldRead more
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Heymann to guest lecture in DANTA’s summer 2018 Primate Behavior and Conservation course.
DANTA is delighted to announce that Prof. Dr. Eckhard W. Heymann will guest lecture in our summer 2018 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 the German Primate Center inRead more
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 2018 Primate Connections calendar, of course! Through the purchase of a calendar you too can become part of the Primate Connections Network. The Primate Connections Network is a growing group ofRead more
My mom started working at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium when I was ten years old. She works in the administration building, so she didn’t have the kind of frequent contact with animals you would expect. But with her encouragement I started volunteering in the summer ZooAide program. In the following years, I would continue to work at the zooRead more
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, andRead more