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La Selva

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Native trees revive rainforest

Residents of Sarapiquí, Costa Rica, are trying to repair their environment, one tree at a time. Country-wide clear cutting of land for timber and agriculture in the 20th century resulted in the destruction of the rain forest. Some organizations are now promoting reforestation to slowly restore what has been destroyed. Rampant deforestation in Costa Rica … Continue reading

What’s good for the poison dart frog is good for the rain forest

The “blue-jeans” poison dart frog, also known as the strawberry poison dart frog, is small in size but serves an important role in La Selva Biological Reserve in Sarapiquí, Costa Rica. The frogs are easily recognizable with their bright red head and back and blue legs that make it look as if they are wearing … Continue reading

A researcher’s paradise: La Selva Biological Institute

Costa Rica is a country known for emphasizing its biodiversity and conservation practices.  In the world of tropical studies, one particular Costa Rican research center reigns among the most prominent: La Selva Biological Institute. La Selva is a station in Sarapiquí nestled in the Caribbean lowlands of northern Costa Rica.  Located near the intersection of … Continue reading