Costa Rica News

Big data shows tropical mammals on the decline

Harnessing big data for conservation. The world's largest remote camera trap initiative—monitoring 275 species in 17 protected areas—is getting some big data assistance from Hewlett-Packard (HP). To date, the monitoring…

New pictures from Costa Rica

My apologies for the lack of blog updates. Between long-term projects and building up Mongabay.org--the non-profit arm of Mongabay--I haven't had the opportunity to post lately. However I'm happy to…

Deforestation ban working in Costa Rica

Conversion of primary rainforests for industrial agriculture in Costa Rica slows despite population increase and growing exports. Costa Rica's ban on clearing of "mature" forests appears to be effective in…

Gaming for rainforests

Screenshot from Rainforest Rangers. The average gamer will spend thousands of hours playing video games by the time they reach adulthood, but the most popular games among some demographics —…