Vote today to help TMA win the EOCA funding!

We need your help! This Black Mantled Howler Monkey is asking for you to vote for our Jama-Coaque Conservation Corridor Project today! We only have three more days to move into first place for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) grant competition. We are currently in second place, but we only need a few hundred

Updates from the Field: March 2016

Please make sure to follow our website and Facebook to keep up to date with the newest Updates from the Field each week! March 2016 So it's been a little while, which we apologize for! We've been busy with welcoming interns and staff transitions, but we're back! Learn all about our new Science and Intern Manager on our Management

Updates from the Field: Feb. 7-13

Please make sure to follow our website and Facebook to keep up to date with the newest Updates from the Field each week! February 7-13, 2016 1. Tropical Bird Feeder in action:  After several trial runs with fruit and nectar feeders set up in various places,  we have initiated a new pilot study at the Bamboo House—a tropical bird feeder

Updates from the Field: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Please make sure to follow our website and Facebook to keep up to date with the newest Updates from the Field each week! January 31-February 6, 2016 1. Small rare jewel? All of the hummingbirds that grace the Jama-Coaque with their presence are appreciated, but we may have had a recent sighting of a Little Woodstar (Chaetocercus bombus).  According

Updates from the Field: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Please make sure to follow our website and Facebook to keep up to date with the newest Updates from the Field each week! November 29-December 5, 2015 1. Coatis on Camera! : We are so excited to finally be able to test out our new camera traps! With the assistance of our ever-resourceful Head Ranger Marquez, we set up two platforms

Updates from the Field: Nov. 22-28

Please make sure to follow our website and Facebook to keep up to date with the newest Updates from the Field each week! November 22-28, 2015   A Shropshire's puffing snake (Pseustes shropshirei) climbs a papaya tree within the production zone at the Jama-Coaque Reserve. 1. JCR welcomes visiting primatologist: The Reserve recently hosted Laura Cervera, a primatologist

Updates from the Field: Nov. 9-15

Please make sure to follow our website and Facebook to keep up to date with the newest Updates from the Field each week! November 9-15, 2015 1. Bill Splitlip the Howler monkey prowls again! Although many of the howler monkeys are quite difficult to tell apart, given their uniform black coats with rust-colored fringes or “mantles”, a few do

New photos added to our Wildlife Gallery!

Check out some of the wildlife spottings by our Intern Coordinator Eva in our Wildlife Gallery, including this phenomenal photo of a Humpback whale while on a whale-watching trip with the Fall 2014 interns!

Endangered Brown Wood Turtle Found in Forest

Discovery alert! While on the Aguas Frias trail, TMA staff members Hannah and Marquez and intern Cassandra came across an injured Brown Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys annulate), considered Endangered in Ecuador. This little guy was found at approximately 500 meters in altitude, and got a free stay at the Bamboo House during his two-day nursing period.

Ocelot Spotted by Intern

Late Summer Intern Julie Steinke spotted an ocelot while out doing fieldwork recently! Her account of the sighting: "September 19, 2013, 3:30 pm: I was walking as silently as possible one afternoon through one of my transects that runs through a creek in a pasture near the reserve, looking for reptiles and amphibians, when I rounded

English English Spanish Spanish