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Proyecto Valores: Promoting Sustainable Forests at La Selva

Work Team: Amanda Wendt, Paul Foster, Alex Gilman, Robin Chazdon and Jossy Calvo With funding provided by  “I Debt-for-Nature Swap E.E.U.U – Costa Rica” and the Forever Costa Rica Association, OTS-La Selva Research Station continues to implement the “Proyecto Valores” program, which promotes the restoration and conservation of the tropical...

La Selva as part of Sustainable Tourism in Sarapiquí area

OTS is pleased to report that in 2018, Sarapiquí was accredited as one the first Sustainable Tourism Destinations of Central America and the Caribbean. This certification was developed under the Tour-Cert company system, which allowed the destination to make deep diagnoses of the present sustainability aspects, determinate priorities and implement...

Environmental Fair at La Selva-2018

On November 4th, the La Selva Research Station hosted the 12th annual Environmental Fair. This outreach event shares OTS’ on-going research, educational programs, and sustainability efforts with the community through guided walks, workshops, talks and exhibits from sponsors such as the Dole Food Company and FLOREX among others. The Fair...

Stories from the field: OTS Students Experience

OTS African Ecology & Conservation Spring course The Rundown! Hello from the OTS Spring 2019 students! We are currently back in Skukuza SSLI camp after our visit to Northern Kruger and outside the park in HaMakuya, where we had a three-day homestay with families of the Venda people. But I’ll...

Stories from the field: Wetland wonderland: Nylsvley in a nutshell

OTS African Ecology & Conservation Spring course By Dr. Lisa Nupen (Resident Lecturer) After a long drive from Emerald Backpackers, OTS South Africa students arrived at Nylsvley Nature Reserve – the first of many field sites that they will visit during their African Ecology and Conservation semester programme. They dived...

Research Experience for Undergraduate Students Summer Program in Costa Rica

The Organization for Tropical Studies hosts a summer research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program at the National Science Foundation funds this program, where each year 30 students gain hands-on experience developing their...