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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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Climate projections and updates on 2015 rainfall and el niño event

IMN climate prediction: Nov 2015 Jan 2016 IMN COENOS MINAE analysis of 2015 rainy season IMN report on status of el niño weather event

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Review of Camera trap Studies

The attached document reviews Camera Trap studies that have been conducted in Costa Rica between 1998 and 2015. Thanks to Roger Blanco for forwarding. I attach the message below from study author Adolfo Artavia. MAPCOBIO Diagnostico estudios camaras trampa Costa … Continue reading

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Community Meetings – Costa Rican Big Cats

All IACG members have been invited by Ronit Amit of the University of Florida to participate in a series of community meetings on the topic of coexistence of big cats and local communities in Costa Rica. Please see the detailed … Continue reading

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