March 2015 (No. XII)

Dear <<First Name>>,
Happy New Year! Over the holidays, INOGO officially and successfully launched its educational pilot project, the Stanford Environmental Leadership and Language (SELAL) program. This is yet another Phase II INOGO project with local and regional stakeholders, and in this month’s newsletter we are proud to dedicate coverage exclusively to local actors that supported and participated in the educational program. Read about the Strategic Organizations El Remanso Lodge, Danta Corcovado Lodge, and Lapa Rios Ecolodge and their contributions to youth entrepreneurship, and also read about the various Strategic Actors at the CTP Puerto Jiménez. Additionally, read about participatory monitoring efforts undertaken by INOGO partner the Costa Rican Forest Service (SINAC) in the Osa Conservation Area (ACOSA)!
The INOGO Team


Youth Leadership Training in Puerto Jimenez, 2015 
In January INOGO kicked off the Stanford Environmental Leadership and Language program (SELAL), a youth leadership and education program in Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula. The three-week program was the culmination of several years of research and included significant input from local stakeholders. SELAL relied on partnerships with local and regional leaders and the public sector to provide the students with rich hands-on experiences. Read more

EXPLORE projects in the Osa conservation area (ACoSA)

"Community Participatory Science & Monitoring"
After extensive fieldwork, botanist Reinaldo Aguilar, Caroline Salomon, a French student intern from Paris Agrotech for ACOSA, and Juan José Jiménez, Manager of the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve, were able to produce the first version of a guide, called “Guide for the Identification of Trees in Critical Conservation Status in the Osa Peninsula”, which is a user-friendly manual that helps identify threatened endemic trees in the Osa peninsula. This work is part of ACOSA's larger efforts toward a system of participatory monitoring, or citizen science. Read more

upcoming events

Feb. 22nd

Anniversary of 'La Amistad' International Park

Featured Strategic actor: 
CTP Puerto Jiménez

Meet the CTP Puerto Jiménez, a strategic actor working in Osa and Golfito 
Our Strategic Actors for this month include the Mario Cambronero, the Technical Coordinator, Hermiley Alvarado López, the director of the CTP Puerto Jiménez, Danaya Zúñiga, the Business Coordinator for the CTP, and the six students who participated in the SELAL program: Michelle Pinzón Chavarría, Lenin Robles Victor, Ianis Cambronero Medina, Mario Alberto Cambronero Medina, Elmer Lezcano Mora, and Jennifer Valverde Montano.
Read more

El Remanso Lodge, Danta Corcovado Lodge,
& Lapa Rios Ecologe

Read about what El Remanso, Danta Lodge, and Lapa Rios are doing in the Osa and Golfito region
This month as a follow up to our SELAL program, we are featuring three businesses that partnered with INOGO to make SELAL the best it could be: El Remanso, Danta Corcovado Lodge, and Lapa Rios Ecolodge. These businesses offered educational hands-on workshops and presentations that they themselves designed and implemented, which included a wide range of topics. Read more

News & Events

Homage to Álvaro Ugalde, father of Costa Rican National Park System: "A Moment with Álvaro" (click to read)

2nd Annual International Migratory Bird Festival & Birding Marathon, 2015

2014 Christmas bird count registers 434 species in the Osa Peninsula

Rediscovery of Critically Endangered streamside frog in Costa Rica
Fishermen in Golfo Dulce implement new, improved system for fishing
Inauguration of the Osa-Golfo Dulce Interdisciplinary Laboratory 

Read more
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