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Reptilandia: A New Amazon Habitat

At Parque Reptilandia, we are always improving the enclosures for our animals. A study is made of the habitat of the concerning species by available literature and photographs. Sometimes the photographs are from my own portfolio, other times from books or the internet. This time we provided a new habitat for our caiman lizards (Dracaena […]

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Butterflies: Casa Alegria is an Unforgettable Experience

On the slopes of Cerro Chirripó, in the town of Canaán de Rivas, Pérez Zeledón, Casa Alegría opens its doors to an unforgettable and fascinating experience. A recommended stop for all the people who visit the area. Casa Alegría has a butterfly garden inside a dome 11 meters high with a diameter of 22 meters. […]

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DAWG: The Legacy Continues

Many who have lived in the Costa Ballena area knew Shawnell Parker as the “visible face” of DAWG for over 11 years and her tireless efforts made DAWG an important part of the Costa Ballena community. When she passed away unexpectedly last fall, many people asked what will happen to DAWG? Will it continue?  We […]

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Ecotourism, Monitoring and Much More

The beautiful community of Dos Brazos de Río is a small town surrounded by the forests of the Corcovado National Park and the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve. It is a place where environmental awareness and sustainable development grow more and more. To know more about the history of this town you have to go visit […]

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Tropical Insects: Amazing Leaf-Cutter Ants

Tropical Insects: Amazing Leaf-Cutter Ants

I never cease to be amazed by the leaf-cutter ants. The most common species of tropical insects in Costa Ballena is Atta cephalotes, and it has been accomplishing some truly astounding feats for millions of years. Let’s have a look at a few. Leaf-cutting ants harvest around 15% of all the green matter produced by […]

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Nature: Piedras Blancas National Park

The Piedras Blancas National Park (PNPB) is one of the most recently created protected areas and one of the least visited in Costa Rica. It protects both continental (14,147 ha) and maritime (1,200 ha) area. It was created in 1991 (Executive Decree No. 23153-MIRENEM) to protect the last remnant of tropical rain forest in Golfito […]

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