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Artist, Painter, Architect, Hydrologist, Eco Engineer, Publisher and Green Builder.
Artist, Painter, Architect, Hydrologist, Eco Engineer, Publisher and Green Builder.

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Bio Morphic Health and Energy Retreats in Costa Rica.
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Airbnb Treehouse for rent in Costa Rica. Be a smart frog and avoid paying travelers fees to Bookings and vacation rental sites. Save 20% of your vacation dollars, by booking direct with owner. Skip HomeAway and VRBO traveler fees. See all this Wildlife at Costa Rica’s most luxurious treehouse in beautiful Southern Costa Rica.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQZBQJf034&index=9&list=PLOHbM4GGWADc5bZgvbivvttAuWGow6h05
7 stories tall treehouse in Costa Rica sleeps 8 guests, complete with all the amenities you’d expect in a treehouse resort. You are the only guests on our rainforest wildlife reserve and only minutes to the beaches near Puerto Jimenez. See 100’s of monkeys, mammals and tropical birds, who visit us daily.
Larger families stay spread out on 3 levels at this beautifully hand crafted artistic wonder. Here you’ll find 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, fun swimming pool and great ocean views. www.costaricaosahome
Health Conscious Travelers enjoy soaking, yoga and massage at spa located within the rainforest reserve. Immerse you mind, body and spirit into Osa’s healing energy. Great for honeymooners and couples / www.osasprings.com / 508-714-0622 / 506-8378-3013
All homes are just 15 minutes North of Puerto Jimenez / 3 Homes- One Low Price - $1250 week, $950 for 3 days. Aug 1-Nov 15, 2018, Jan 10- Feb 10
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See all this Wildlife at Costa Rica’s most luxurious treehouse in beautiful southern Costa Rica.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrUM8m2rnP0&list=PLOHbM4GGWADc5bZgvbivvttAuWGow6h05&index=24

7 stories tall treehouse in Costa Rica sleeps 8 guests with all the amenities you’d expect in a treehouse resort. You are the only guests on our rainforest wildlife reserve and only minutes to the beaches near Puerto Jimenez. See 100’s of monkeys, mammals and tropical birds, who visit us daily.
Larger families stay spread out on 3 levels at this beautifully hand crafted artistic wonder. Here you’ll find 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, fun swimming pool and great ocean views. www.costaricaosahome
Health Conscious Travelers enjoy soaking, yoga and massage at spa located within the rainforest reserve. Immerse you mind, body and spirit into Osa’s healing energy. Great for honeymooners and couples / www.osasprings.com / 508-714-0622 / 506-8378-3013
All homes are just 15 minutes North of Puerto Jimenez / 3 Homes- One Low Price - $1250 week, $950 for 3 days. Aug 1-Nov 15, 2018, Jan 10- Feb 10
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See all this Wildlife at Costa Rica’s most luxurious treehouse in beautiful southern Costa Rica. It’s 7 stories tall and sleeps 8 guests with all the amenities you’d expect in a treehouse resort, except you are the only guests on our rainforest wildlife reserve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h7KV2sjUWY&list=PLOHbM4GGWADc5bZgvbivvttAuWGow6h05&index=2
We are only minutes to the beaches near Puerto Jimenez.

You’ll see 100’s of monkeys, mammals and tropical birds, who visit us daily.
Larger families stay spread out on 3 levels at this beautifully hand crafted artistic wonder. Here you’ll find 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, fun swimming pool and great ocean views. www.costaricaosahome.
Health Conscious Travelers enjoy soaking, yoga and massage at spa located within the rainforest reserve. Immerse you mind, body and spirit into Osa’s healing energy. Great for honeymooners and couples / www.osasprings.com / 508-714-0622 / 506-8378-3013
All homes are just 15 minutes North of Puerto Jimenez
3 Homes- One Low Price - $1250 week, $950 for 3 days. Aug 1-Nov 15, 2018, Jan 10- Feb 10

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Check out these funny wildlife videos -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvjSP2xYZm8&index=27&list=PLOHbM4GGWADc5bZgvbivvttAuWGow6h05

Costa Rica’s most luxurious treehouses are located on the Osa Peninsula in beautiful southern Costa Rica. Right in the middle of a rainforest wildlife reserve estate and overlooking the ocean, you’ll find Lapa’s Nest Treehouse. It’s 7 stories tall and sleeps 8 guests with all the amenities you’d expect in a treehouse resort, except you are the only guests. We are only minutes to the beaches near Puerto Jimenez. Our jungle vacation rental home and surrounding rainforest preserve is home to 100’s of monkeys, mammals and tropical birds, who visit us daily.

Rent for 3 Days for $950 during the green season.

Swim near dolphins and swing with the monkeys. Contact Blondie today for reservations.
http://www.treehousecostarica.com / 508-714-0622 / 506-8378-3013
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Good news for Osa’s forests and wildlife! Over the past 30 years, the Osa has seen an 11% increase in vegetation and a decrease in grassland.

This year, Osa Conservation started an exciting new partnership with NASA DEVELOP and the University of Georgia (UGA). NASA DEVELOP partners with local organizations to apply NASA Earth observations to address environmental issues around the globe. Through this partnership, we gained insight regarding land use and vegetation changes and threats to watershed health in the Osa between 1987-2017.

The results from this collaboration indicate policy and conservation efforts over the past few decades have had tangible impacts on Osa’s landscape and wildlife. From 1987-1999, Osa’s forest cover decreased 11%. However, from 1999-2017, forest cover increased 24%, which coincides with the installment of the national Payment for Environmental Services program.

Nearly all of this new forest was originally palm and grassland. In 1987, 37% of palm became forest by 2017, and 49% of grassland in 1987 became forest by 2017. High rates of conversion of grassland to forest also coincide with economic and consumption trends, relating to the fall of the economic value of beef in the 1990s. While natural palm and oil palm plantations are not distinguished in these analyses, we will be further investigating them in upcoming projects to discern trends in oil palm agriculture.

Preliminary Results of the Normalized Difference in the Vegetation Index (NDVI) - NASA-DEVELOP
Preliminary Results of the Normalized Difference in the Vegetation Index (NDVI) – NASA-DEVELOP

Time series analysis also indicates that the northern Osa is the most degraded area of the region and has seen the largest land use change. This northern corridor isolates the Osa from mainland Costa Rica, thus reducing ecosystem connectivity and wildlife ability to travel across the country. These maps will help Osa Conservation investigate potential biological corridors in the region, through the Osa Camera Trap Network and our Restoration and Rewilding projects.

Osa Conservation’s programs each tackle a different angle to conserve Osa’s incredible ecosystems and wildlife, which are threatened by deforestation, agricultural pollution, resource extraction, and human settlement. This is no small task and requires many boots on the ground. Thanks to NASA Earth observations, we now have forest eyes from above, helping us address conservation issues on a larger scale across the Osa. We can use these results to target and amplify the impact of our conservation efforts in the field, such as our Rios Saludables water quality monitoring, tracking mammal diversity with the Camera Trap Network, and identifying suitable habitat for birds and amphibians.

I’m looking forward to launching into a second term working with NASA DEVELOP and UGA to highlight the rivers at risk and determine the health of Osa’s mangroves. Stay tuned over the summer to learn what we find out!
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Hi Giselle. It's Michael from Costa Rica. Can you send me a number where I can call or e-mail you. I am in Colo for 3 weeks in Denver and would like to see you.
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Part two - capitalism run amock
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great cartoon about the illusion and behid the scenes
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