August 2019

Reflections on Conservation: Costa Rica Part 5

13 August in General News

Costa Rica is well-regarded as a country that has successfully merged eco-tourism and conservation, a model for other developing countries to follow, and a mecca for tourists seeking exceptional beauty and tropical diversity. As a conservationist and anthropologist, I have spent my professional life trying to understand how to reconcile...

Reflections on Humanity: Costa Rica Part 4

06 August in General News

If I were to pin down the one crucial ingredient that makes Nueva Oportunidad, and Landforce, for that matter, tick, it’s respect. Respect for our team, respect for our partners, for our volunteers, and equally for the people who go through our programs. In writing these last few posts, I’ve...