Saturday 11 July, 2020

Mangrove forest restoration boosts Costa Rica communities (commentary)

Mangrove forests are key ecosystems that host high levels of biodiversity, temper storm surges, and sequester large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.

Monday 11 May, 2020

Rebuilding the coral reefs of Golfo Dulce

Scientists in Costa Rica are growing new corals to try and save the ancient ones, Ashleigh Papp reports. Illustrations by Sami Chang, Walter Householder, and Serena Richelle.

Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Four places where humans are living in sync with the natural world

While governments, multinationals, and global institutions look for answers to the ecological challenges the planet is currently facing, many local communities are affecting change by taking action at a grass roots level.

Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Costa Rica’s ‘biologically intense’ Osa Peninsula is truly wild

Squawking parrots fly tree to tree, waking up the little village of Drake Bay on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.

Friday 1 March, 2019

Expeditions Osa Peninsula

Located in the southwestern corner of Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula is known for the remarkably high diversity of fauna and flora that it harbors.

Friday 21 September, 2018

Tourism Could Make or Break This Biodiverse Haven

A trio of pantropical spotted dolphins slices through the surface of Golfo Dulce—Costa Rica’s southernmost bay, tucked between the mainland and the Osa Peninsula. Their sleek black figures barely cause a ripple before gliding back beneath the glassy water.

Saturday 28 April, 2018

Nat Geo Special Expedition to Osa Peninsula!

We’re just back from an exciting 20-day expedition with the National Geographic Pristine Seas team, led by Enric Sala and Paul Rose!

Sunday 5 February, 2017

Costa Rica: ‘the most biologically intense place on Earth

Costa Rica is famous for its national parks, but has only recently turned attention to supporting the people who live in them. Johnny Langenheim joins a community-led tour of its jungly Osa peninsula