Tales from an ARCAE research student

It has been an amazing adventure working with ARCAE this summer!  For a day on the job, I headed out on the 5am bus from the small town of Punta Banco, on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, right across from the tip of the Osa Peninsula, at the mouth of the Golfo Dulce.  … Continue reading

ARCAE begins field work in Southern Golfo Dulce

On December 10, 2011 the Costa Rican Environmental and Educational Network—ARCAE began field work for its coastal conservation project titled: Sea Turtle Activity in an Approved Aquaculture Site, Mouth of the Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica.  Organization members performed an initial visual survey of the project site aboard a local artisanal fishing boat while GPS logging … Continue reading

Introducing ARCAE: Coastal Conservation and Education

The Costa Rican Conservation Network is proud to unveil:  ARCAE, a legally established Costa Rican rural community based non-profit.  ARCAE (pronounced “arc-hi”) stands for: Asociación Red Costarricense para el Ambiente y la Educación (Costa Rican Environmental and Educational Network).  Its work will focus on near coastal marine habitats and adjacent rural communities along Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific … Continue reading

Update on the “No Tuna Farms” Campaign

A grass roots effort to overturn the environmental viability granted to a massive tuna aquaculture project by the Costa Rican National Environmental Secretariat (Setena) has resulted in foreign NGOs, local communities, businesses, and foreign governments all rallying together to stop the initiative from damaging one of the most unique marine environments on the planet. Unfortunately, overwhelming repugnance … Continue reading