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In the Water with Marine Turtles: An Open Invitation

In the Water with Marine Turtles: An Open Invitation

ProCosta conducts in-water monitoring to advance our understanding of marine turtles and their conservation needs, but it’s not only team members diving in. A conservation tourism program invites everyone to experience this exciting work and unique ecosystem....

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The Love and Labor of Hawksbill Turtle Conservation

The Love and Labor of Hawksbill Turtle Conservation

High tide, low tide, day or night, ProCosta works relentlessly to protect hawksbill turtles alongside local fishing communities in El Salvador. The country hosts approximately 45% of all hawksbill nesting activity in the eastern Pacific region. Independent...

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Gyminda tonduzii: A Story of Tree Discovery in Belize

Gyminda tonduzii: A Story of Tree Discovery in Belize

Some tree discoveries happen because of the curiosity and astute observations of  nonbotanists. In 2015, at Las Cuevas Research Station in the Chiquibul forest of Belize, an unusual trapdoor spider was discovered by arachnologist Dr. Aimée K. Thomas, of Loyola...

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Nesting Season for Hawksbill Turtles

Nesting Season for Hawksbill Turtles

I am not convinced our partners at ProCosta sleep during the hawksbill turtles nesting season in El Salvador’s Bahía de Jiquilisco (or Jiquilisco Bay). And this season has been one for the record books. The team has been welcoming between two and five females to nest...

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Germinating Seeds for Reforestation

Germinating Seeds for Reforestation

A Diverse Landscape Under Threat Kahuzi-Biega National Park is home to exceptional biodiversity that makes it one of the most important sites in the Albertine Rift, which itself is one of the richest ecologically diverse regions in Africa. At 6,000 km2, Kahuzi-Biega...

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Learning about Grauer’s Gorillas

Learning about Grauer’s Gorillas

Less is known about Grauer’s gorillas compared to mountain gorillas, whose population has doubled over the past three decades through collaborative conservation efforts of governments, local communities and international conservation partners, including Wild Earth...

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Igniting Change for Asian Elephants in Cambodia

Igniting Change for Asian Elephants in Cambodia

An interview with Cambodia Program Director Tuy Sereivathana (Vathana) Vathana recently came to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Geographic Explorer’s Festival. He is a recipient of the  2010 Goldman Environmental Prize and was named a 2011 National Geographic...

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Snares: An Unintended Threat to Great Apes

Snares: An Unintended Threat to Great Apes

A Major Threat to Grauer’s Gorillas Snaring is one of the main threats to wildlife within Kahuzi-Biega National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Poachers use cables or wires to make traps for small antelopes, wild pigs, or other game....

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