A Hero For Conservation

Paso Pacífico is thrilled to announce that Claudia Perla (pictured above) has been honored with a Disney Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF). The award recognizes local citizens for their tireless efforts to save wildlife, protect …

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Growing Forests and Livelihoods with Help from Man and Nature

by Richard Joyce Marcela Gutierrez, Paso Pacífico’s agronomist, has been eagerly awaiting the rainy conditions that will allow planting of thousands of trees in the Paso del Istmo. “Because of El Niño, the rains are coming later this year, so we …

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Building Resilience: Beekeeping in the Paso del Istmo

by Richard Joyce Paso Pacifico Meliponiculture Intern A lean man past middle age, Francisco Cerda still goes to work most days of the week at a limestone quarry in Las Mercedes, an area of the Paso del Istmo near the Costa …

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A Women’s Cooperative Oyster Farm

In 2013 Paso Pacifico made a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative to strengthen economic development and restore coastal environments. To achieve this goal, Paso Pacifico has begun a partnership with local women in the fishing village of Ostional in …

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Poco a Poco, Bird by Bird

by Sarah Otterstrom I grew up spending lazy summers along the shores of northern lakes in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Maybe this is where my love of “biodiversity” was born. If anything, it was where I first learned to recognize …

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Stingless Beekeeping in the Paso del Istmo

Marcos inspects a Melipona beecheii worker captured at a flowering bush on the property of a beekeeper. It is dry season in Paso del Istmo, with trade winds wicking moisture from the Pacific slope forests causing upwelling of nutrient-rich water …

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Paso Pacifico 101

In October of last year I had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua to learn more about Paso Pacifico and its work in the Paso del Istmo.  The trip was a crash course in all things Paso Pacifico.  In just …

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Primates in Fragments: Complexity and Resilience

Primates in Fragments: Complexity and Resilience Primate Populations in Fragmented Tropical Dry Forest Landscapes in Southwestern Nicaragua The lack of information on how primates respond to habitat fragmentation across a variety of ecosystems and regions hampers conservation efforts in the …

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Limpieza de costas: Registra tu playa

Limpieza Internacional de Costas, este 21 de Septiembre. Ayudanos a limpiar las costas. Estaremos en: Casares San Juan del Sur Corinto Paso Caballo Ostional Brasilon Playa Escondida Jiquiliste La Flor Rio Ostayo Rio La flor Laguna de Asososca y otras …

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Reforestation, Birds & Butterflies

In case you missed it, the August Edition of our Connections Newsletter is online. Read about: Paso del Istmo Reforestation Partnership Conservation & Sustainable Tourism Program (CSTP) CSTP Coverage in La Prensa CHICABRAVA all girls surf camp Surf Industry & …

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