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Texan by Nature

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Greetings all!  I’ve really enjoyed reading the blog posts and learning about the neat projects folks are working on!  My internship is here in Austin with Texan by Nature and it’s focused on program management with the hope of increasing impact investments for major conservation projects happening throughout Texas.  Much of my work is centered… Continue reading

Automating Science: Identifying Species using Advanced Audio Technology

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Date:  July 16, 2013 Source:  PeerJ, La Selva Biological Research Station Researchers in Costa Rica and Puerto Rico are embracing new digital recording technologies to accurately identify animal, bird, and insect species living in the forest.  They have developed an Automated Remote Biodiversity Monitoring Network (ARBIMON) that records information 24 hours a day and determines… Continue reading

Ara ambiguus (Great Green Macaw)

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Picture source: Frequently spotted on signs, merchandise, and advertisements, the great green macaw has become a popular emblem of nature and conservation for Costa Rica.  Sadly, this amazing bird is at risk of disappearing from the planet and is recognized as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the… Continue reading