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All Blog Posts Tagged 'conservation' (10)

4 Costa Rica National Parks you should visit in honor of Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day 2015 – celebrating its 45th anniversary on April 22, 2015 – Horizontes Nature Tours in Costa Rica asked one of their long-time naturalist guides what was his favorite element of Costa Rica natureCosta Rica’s national parks were…


Added by Shannon Farley on April 21, 2015 at 10:47pm — No Comments

People need nature. See why in the Costa Rica rainforest.

Article by Shannon Farley

“Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature,” is the message from Conservation International. The…


Added by Shannon Farley on March 16, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

Africa's Horn Stars!

David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio and British rock band Coldplay are just some of the big names from the world of celebrity who have come on board to save rhinos. Not on the regular "A" list there are also several rising horn stars hoping to change the game plan on poaching: rhinos in the…


Added by Sam Ward on November 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Annual festival celebrates sea turtles in Matapalo Costa Rica

Celebrate the sea turtles of Costa Rica every November at the Matapalo Sea Turtle…


Added by Shannon Farley on November 15, 2014 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Exploring Costa Rica’s Tropical Dry Forest - and How It Was Saved

Green Phoenix book by William Allen The northwestern province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica has one of the largest dry tropical forest areas in the…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on November 2, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

World Tourism Day challenges us to be water-responsible travelers

Re-use your towels at your hotel, ask that your bed linens not be changed daily, take a shower instead of a bath, wear water-resistant sunblock – these are all ways travelers can be responsible water consumers and participate in this year’s World Tourism Day that highlights…


Added by Shannon Farley on September 10, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

World Rhino Day 2013

World Rhino Day is just around the corner, a global raft of activities planned for 22 September - their aim to generate greater awareness of the mammals plight.


Susie Offord, Deputy Director of Save The Rhino International, comments…


Added by Sam Ward on September 10, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Arribada! Saving the Turtles in Costa Rica

Close to our Spanish school in Samara, turtles are making their way to lay their eggs in Ostional, Costa Rica, a phenomenon known in Spanish as "arribada" or a mass emergence from the ocean.  Thousands of "tortugas lora," or olive ridley turtles nest here each year in the refuge that was created in 1984. …


Added by Intercultura Language School on October 29, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

“Conserving a Vanishing Way of Life”



“Conserving a Vanishing Way of Life”


The journey of Mantis began back in 1992 and was founded by its current chairman Adrian Gardiner. Although the group existed during those years, the name, “Mantis” was only conceived in the year 2000. The name stems from the Praying Mantis, a tiny insect with an uncanny ability to survive in even the harshest conditions by having the utmost respect for its…


Added by Jennifer Schoultz on June 28, 2011 at 7:39am — No Comments

Pssst! Don't Change Your Sheets and Earn Some Money

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Pssst! Don't Change Your Sheets, And Earn Some Money

Usually my hotel room doesn't need regular cleaning, and my… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on July 28, 2010 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

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