August 2015 (No. XIV)

Dear <<First Name>>,
Join us in celebrating the first graduation from the Caminos de Liderazgo program, the program that produced the new Caminos de Osa Association. INOGO is also making important progress with SELAL, LAPA, and INOGO Mapas – learn more in the articles below!
The INOGO Team

 Caminos de liderazgo 

Congratulations to the first graduates of Caminos de Liderazgo! 
On June 26th in the community of La Palma on the Osa Peninsula, 23 entrepreneurs graduated from the Caminos de Liderazgo program “Personal Development and Development of Tourism Services for Rural Tourism Entrepreneurs.” This program, which began in May of 2014, is a partnership between the CRUSA Foundation, INOGO, SINAC, and RBA, with the support of valued sponsors. Read more

Stanford environmental Leadership and language Program

If asked to picture a “leader”, who do you imagine? Perhaps you see people who have influenced the world by their courageous actions – someone like Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King or even someone like Jose Maria Figueres Olsen. Maybe you think of Presidents, of the priest at your church, or the head of the local Development Association. What is one thing that all of these people have in common? They would probably all tell you that they are actively working to make the world a better place. Read more

News & Events

Sierpe de Osa Mangrove Festival – July 24, 25, 27

Open Water Crossing – Saturday, September 12
VII Whale and Dolphin Festival – Sept. 4-6, 12-13, and 19-20

Conversatorio -- Mega-projects in the Southern Zone

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Aug.  24

National Parks Day (Costa Rica)

The Caminos de Osa Association

The Caminos de Osa Association (ACO) is the organization and local governance figure responsible for the financial, environmental and social sustainability of the rural tourism destination Caminos de Osa, as a means to promote the integrated development of the ACOSA region. Read more

Palm Laboratory 

INOGO’s Laboratorio de Palma, “LAPA”, is completing its planning stage, and will be planting six additional test plots during this rainy season. Six fincas have been selected throughout the region that, including the pilot finca in Piedras Blancas, will make a total of seven locations for the study. Read more


In collaboration with the University of Alabama’s SpecLab, INOGO will be updating INOGO Mapas 2012 with INOGO Mapas 2015. INOGO Mapas 2012 used Rapid Eye satellite imagery to conduct an in-depth analysis of land use and land cover at a resolution of 5x5m. INOGO Mapas 2015 will use new satellite imagery from early 2015 in order to update the land use and land cover maps. Read more
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