Oscar Brenes

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Reserva Playa Tortuga is a non-profit biological research and education center formed in 2009 by community members and Costa Rican scientists. RPT aims to contribute to the fields of biological research and science-based conservation management as well as fomenting a culture of environmental conservation in the areas influenced by the National Wetlands of the Terraba-Sierpe basin. The main focuses of RPT over the past eight years has been to gain an understanding of the current state of key coastal environmental resources and to identify stakeholders in the coastal zone who are influenced by the Térraba-Sierpe wetlands. Our mission is to develop and to implement community-based real world projects and conservation management solutions, using the best research science and conservation management practices. RPT receives volunteers and students (Internship) from all around the world, all year round, and also welcomes visitors if is any activity available for them. The volunteer program includes accommodation, meals, laundry, internet access, etc. and the opportunity to be part of a serious scientific research project, working with experienced staff members, who will show volunteers proper scientific methods for working with sea turtles, crocs, among others. The articles are written by Oscar Brenes, Director of Reserva Playa Tortuga.