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ACG Parataxonomists in Global Context

A recent article in Conservation Biology considers the ACG parataxonomist program in the context of similar parataxonomist and paraecologist programs in India, Papua New Guinea, and southern Africa. Citizen science has been gaining momentum in the United States and Europe, … Continue reading

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Universal Access to the Sendero Natural

Congratulations are in order for the Programa de Ecoturismo of the ACG, who inaugurated the renovated sendero natural as a universal access trail this past Friday. The new trail is wheelchair accessible and has audio listening stations. Take a video … Continue reading

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ACG Fire Control Program in the news

Many members of the ACG family are featured in this Teletica report on the ACG firefighters – Salvando el Bosque Seco. The video runs 17 minutes and is from the TV newsmagazine show 7 Dias (think 60 minutes for US-based … Continue reading

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Tree planting / Green corridor initiative (updated)

The Restauración y Silvicultura program is starting a major tree planting initiative along the Pan-American highway to better connect the habitats of Santa Rosa with P.N. Guanacaste to the east. Read about it here. Update 24 April 2016: Vanessa Brenes … Continue reading

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ACG research into forest recovery in Nature

A group that includes current and former ACG researchers Justin Becknell, Jennifer Powers, Arturo Sanchez, and Nate Swenson has published a study of biomass resilience in secondary neotropical forests. The study draws on data collected from the ACG, among other … Continue reading

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New US regulations for newt and salamander import

From Roger Blanco: Public Bulletin 1-13-2016 Listing of 201Salamanders as Injurious

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Does research help to safeguard protected areas?

In a 2013 article titled Does research help to safeguard protected areas?, William Laurance asks if researchers provide some protective effects to biodiversity by their very presence in conserved wildlands. His answer is a qualified yes. The abstract is below: … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, here’s some ACG wildlife!

Merry Christmas from IACG! To brighten your holiday we’re sharing some camera trap photos from the Maritza Biological Station. Station biologist Rafa Morales of Stroud has set up the cameras over the water pipe trail in order to start monitoring … Continue reading

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New documents from SINAC

SINAC CR has new documents that may be of interest to the ACG community up on their ISSUU Page. The first is the strategy for adaptation to climate change 2015-2025. The second is a one-sheet on improvements to physical infrastructure … Continue reading

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Digitizing the ACG library – first steps

A long-term goal of IACG has been to support the ACG in the creation of a digital repository. One key step in that process is converting some of the existing resources in the ACG library to digital form. We are … Continue reading

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