Everything you should know before volunteering in a wildlife rescue center.

. There is a certain paradox in why people volunteer in a wildlife rescue center. If you ask the volunteers, most of them will answer that they are volunteering there because “they love animals”. At the core, there is this romantic image of interacting with injured animals, giving them love and comfort. While these feelings … More Everything you should know before volunteering in a wildlife rescue center.

Funny dreams

Today I had a fantastic dream. Not as in daydreaming but like a real dream -dream, while sleeping. It was so great that I cannot help but sharing it with you. In my dream, Sir David Attenborough was personally calling us to ask if we could go work for him. Ha!! 🙂 He wanted us … More Funny dreams

Development Economics and Conservation

This is the last of the posts reflecting on the relationship between economics and conservation. The posts have been triggered by the experience working as a volunteer for Osa Conservation (OC). OC has the advantage of being a very broad organization,  engaged in different aspects of conservation. I have been working mainly with the marine … More Development Economics and Conservation

STRDs part 7 : Conclusion

t Osa Conservation (OC), data about the sea turtles, their nests and the hatchlings, is written down in note books during the beach patrols. Later, this data is collected in one or more spreadsheets. However, the sea turtle team would like to have a better tool to collect their data (STRDs part 1). In the previous parts of this series, I briefly described and discussed a number of sea turtle databases that I found on the internet. In this blog post, I will draw some conclusions. … More STRDs part 7 : Conclusion

STRDs part 5 : Turtles Uniting Researchers and Tourists (TURT)

Earlier I introduced the wish at Osa Conservation‘s sea turtle program for some solution to unify data entry by volunteers during and/or after their beach patrols. In part 5, I will look at TURT which is a crowdsourcing system. Probably launched in 2015, there is an app for iPhone and Android that uses crowdsourcing to … More STRDs part 5 : Turtles Uniting Researchers and Tourists (TURT)