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La Selva Director visits OTS' s Skukuza Research Station in the Kruger National Park (South Africa) and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory in the Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique) 

Research stations in the developing world play a crucial role in the growth of the biodiversity knowledge—essential for effective conservation work—and in the training of new professionals in a number of fields, including biology, ecology, and conservation. La Selva has been a model for other tropical field stations and this became very evident during Carlos de la Rosa’s recent visit to Skukuza, our OTS research station in the Kruger National Park, in South Africa, and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory in the Gorongosa National park, Mozambique. Both stations are growing and investing in infrastructure, programs, and scientific capacity, following the example set by La Selva for so many years.

Dr. Laurence Kruger, Director of Skukuza, has led the development and construction of a new research and education building with an inspired design that includes many green and sustainable features. Kruger National Park hosts over 250 research projects and the park administration has formed a strong partnership with our station and its numerous courses, workshops, and research projects. Hundreds of students from the US and from South Africa have taken our OTS courses and the demand will continue to increase as more and better facilities and services are added to the station. Click here to see more.

Likewise, the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory, led by Dr. Mark Stalmans and Dr. Piotr Naskrecki—who incidentally did research at La Selva for a number of years—are developing the research and scientific capacity to the Gorongosa National Park, building laboratories, a collection room and herbarium, GIS capacity, and an extraordinary species database illustrated with Naskrecki’s amazing photographs. Read more about this incredible park.

Last Updated ( 05/16/17 )
 
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