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Sustainable Tourism: Evaluation and Implementation- Dr. Janette Wallis

Sustainable Tourism: Evaluation and Implementation When: July 29 – August 11, 2019 Application deadline: July 1, 2019 Course fee: $2900 Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Contact: Visit our website and/or email us at conservation@danta.info for more information Course Description In this course, we explore the growing industry of nature tourism and gain an understanding of its benefits and costs.  There is obvious

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DANTA TROPICAL BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION FIELD COURSES 2019

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 a

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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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The Paradox of “Pests”

Less familiar to you may be nuisance animals such as dolphins that have learned to steal fish from fishermen, macaques that barter with tourists’ stolen sunglasses in exchange for food, and elephants that disable electric fencing with trees in order to raid a farmer’s crops. Instances of human-wildlife conflict like these are not rare, and they may result in death or injury for animals and property damage or hardship for humans (and in some cases, injury and death).

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Quick Tips on Effectively Communicating Science

As scientists, we strive to communicate our research findings not only because our funding sources encourage us to, but because our results are meaningless if they are not conferred to the public, policy makers, and future generations for them to consider and act on. Last week I was fortunate to attend a talk by Dr. Madeline Sofia, an NPR producer on Joe’s Big Idea, in which she outlined important dos and don’ts for scientists who want to become better communicators.

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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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