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Latin American Network for the conservation of bats founded at Tirimbina

Representatives from 11 Latin American countries assembled at Tirimbina Rainforest Center December 10-15, 2009 for the first meeting of the Latin American Network for the Conservation of Bats. Attendees came from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brasil, Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru and Mexico.

Thousands of Butterflies! – But Which?
The Lepidoptera Assessment at Tirimbina Biological Reserve

Until August of 2008, one could only infer that there were many species, many numbers of butterflies at the Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Just one study had been done – that of Dr. Phil DeVries, who had for five years collected monthly samples of 101 species of Nymphalidae in a vertical and horizontal stratification research project.

Tirimbina Open House - Opening the doors to a change

One of our favorite events at Tirimbina is the annual ‘Open House’, held this year with great success on November 22nd. It is a day filled with many activities and services offered free to the community - eco-tours, traditional food, displays on research and environmental education, a theatrical play, and a sale of arts and crafts.

Plants Project

Reserva Biológica Tirimbina (RBT) is located in Sarapiqui a scant 15 km from one of the most studied reserves in the world, La Selva Biological Station. This station claims more than 45 years of study and produces two scientific articles each week. From the proximity, one would expect not to find great differences or surprises at Tirimbina; however, in the last year we have had very good news of several.


Tirimbina 15th Anniversary

Tirimbina Rainforest Center marked its 15th anniversary this past month with a gathering headlined by Carlos Chavarria, Executive Director, Lynde Uihlein, outgoing president, and Maggie Jacobus, incoming president.


Tirimbina: On the Bird Route

Let’s imagine for a moment what our country was like some 500 years ago: actually a “sea” of forest with some small “islands” of savanna, lakes, and openings created by rivers. Today the panorama is quite the opposite: we have vast expanses of open areas, pastures and cultivated fields that surround forested “islands”.

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