Playing Your Part In The Preservation Of The Jaguar In Costa Rica

Have you ever seen a jaguar in the wild? If you have, then you are one of the privileged few, because a wild jaguar sighting is an extremely elusive event. The jaguar (Panthera onca) is an exquisitely camouflaged master of stealth that will go to great lengths to avoid any contact with humans. Jaguar encounters […]

Freedom to Roam Wild

Freedom to Roam –  is the general public’s right to access certain public or privately owned land, lakes, and rivers for recreation and exercise. The right is sometimes called the right of public access to the wilderness or the “right to roam“. Living organisms and ecosystems are essential for a healthy and productive human life. […]

Top 5 Countries In The World For Conservation

USING MEGAFAUNA AS AN INDEX FOR SUCCESS: Megafauna (from Latin greek Megas ‘large’ and fauna ‘animal life’) comprises of the large or giant animals of an area. Megafauna has been used as a conservation index because they are particularly valuable in economic, ecological, and societal terms. Recent studies have indicated that 60% of the world’s […]

Failures In Rainforest Conservation Efforts We Must Learn From!

As the developing world intends to indefinitely increase, we are losing our natural forests in the tropics at a rapid rate. From Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand), Africa (Ivory Coast, Cameroon), and Latin America (Colombia) extensive deforestation has taken place and the forest loss rates vary significantly across these different countries (1).So why should we care? […]

The Role of Private Land Stewardship in Conservation

Near the middle of the last century, Costa Rica faced a deforestation crisis. Heavy agricultural and ranching practices reduced the country’s original 75% forest cover to only 26% (3). In the 1970s and 80’s the Costa Rican government took action to reduce and reverse the environmental destruction, growing the National Parks system and creating financial […]