WHY IS PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IMPORTANT?
23 May 2013
Biological diversity, commonly known as biodiversity, is a term used to describe the wide variety...
SHARKS THAT USE 'LIGHTSABERS'
28 Feb 2013
A shark has been found to use glow in the dark spines on its back to scare away potential predators.
BUTTERFLY CANOPY TRAPPING
26 Feb 2013
One of our surveys involves baiting butterfly traps and then identifying and releasing them after...
COSTA RICA BANS HUNTING AS SPORT
11 Dec 2012
There has been good news for animal rights activists and conservationists as Costa Rica became th...
LEATHERBACK TURTLES IN TROUBLE
29 Nov 2012
The already critically endangered leatherback turtle is set to face even more problems as the cli...
PARROTS MIMIC OTHERS' CALLS
22 Nov 2012
Parrots use their calls to start conversations with others according to new findings published in...
PUMA CAPTURED ON CAMERA TRAP
28 Aug 2012
Costa Rica’s camera traps have captured four photos of a Puma concolor, commonly known as a puma, panther, cougar, mountain lion and mountain cat.
ECOTOURISM - A NEW APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABILITY
20 Aug 2012
Among today’s contending conservation and development strategies, Ecotourism is one of the most popular.
THE PALE GRASS BLUE BUTTERFLY
16 Aug 2012
A publication in the Journal of Scientific Reports this week has produced some prominent data for...
1000s OF TURTLE HATCHLINGS CRUSHED IN TRINIDAD
16 Jul 2012
As government work crews go about redirecting the Grand Riviere in Trinidad, thousands of leather...
CLIMATE CHANGE: AN UNEXPECTED BENEFIT?
25 Jun 2012
In the midst of climate change doom, some hidden benefits may be arising from the warming global ...
AMPHIBIAN PROJECT PROGRESSES
31 May 2012
Amphibians stand at the frontline of global biodiversity loss. More than one third of amphib...
NEW POPULATIONS OF SCOTTISH WILDCAT DISCOVERED
24 Apr 2012
Previously unknown populations of one of Britain’s most endangered species, the Scottish wildcat, have been found living in the Cairngorms National Park.
Rare palm threatened by demand from the global flower trade
20 Mar 2012
A study has suggested that the demand for an endangered palm, found in Central and South America, is posing a significant threat to the long term survival of the palm.
Tropical bird species on the decline
6 Mar 2012
Recent findings published in the journal of Biological Conservation show that by 2100, up to 900 terrestrial tropical bird species could become extinct due to climate change.
Pumas and Turtle sightings in Costa Rica
30 Jan 2012
Our Costa Rica volunteers have been treated to a number of puma, turtle and bat sightings this month whilst carrying on the good work from previous Frontier volunteers!
What will the dry season bring to Costa Rica?
5 Dec 2011
The Costa Rica camp has continued to make excellent progress with their primate s...
Primates, turtles and even otters in Costa Rica!
29 Nov 2011
Recently on our Costa Rica camp on the Osa Peninsula, we've been busy with all different type...
Frogs are fighting back
10 Oct 2011
Many of you may already know about chytridomycosis, the devastating fungus which is causing global devastation to many amphibious species.
Wish you were here
29 Sep 2011
Findout what the fabulous team in Costa Rica are getting up to this week.
NEW PLANS TO CULL THE GREY WOLF
19 Sep 2011
Thousands of grey wolves are threatened with a cull in Canada, as part of the government’s new plan to protect caribou.
Gliding tree frogs in Costa Rica
15 Sep 2011
Find out what the team in Costa Rica have been up to!
Leatherback Turtles off the UK Coastline
22 Aug 2011
Recent sightings of leatherback turtles on UK coastlines spark conservation concern for the endangered species.
Living the dream in Costa Rica
21 Jul 2011
Find out about all the fun being had in Costa Rica this week!
Climate change talks begin ahead of UN summit
4 Jul 2011
Preliminary talks have begun to assess priorities of climate change legislation ahead of the UN summit later this year.
Positive news for primates in Costa Rica
30 Jun 2011
Data collected by volunteers on our project in Costa Rica has revealed promising results regarding the populations of primates on the Osa Peninsula.
Marine turtles biting off more than they can chew
14 Jun 2011
New research finds significant declines in marine turtle populations due to pressure from marine rubbish such as plastic.
We gotter save the otters!
9 Jun 2011
This week, our volunteers in Costa Rica have been collecting data on adorable river otters!
27 Apr 2011
Easter has been and gone, the time of year where chocolate has no calories and we can guiltlessly munch on as many chocolate eggs as possible.
Good news for Florida’s leatherback turtle
11 Apr 2011
Since 1979 leatherback turtle nests in Florida have increased in numbers by over 10% a year. This is very encouraging news for the endangered species.
Carbon Capture Explained
4 Apr 2011
A guide to upcoming carbon capture methods
The early bird feels the burn
24 Mar 2011
The dawn chorus is not just there to tell us we should be going to bed. It plays an incredibly important part in mating and foraging behaviour amongst songbirds.
Time For Tapirs
3 Mar 2011
Volunteers in Costa Rica have been lucky enough to spot a tapir in the wild.
Animal magnetism or turtle pragmatism?
28 Feb 2011
Many species have been proven to be able navigate using the earths magnetic field longitudinally, but until now, evidence on latitudinal navigation has been hard to come by.
Stop deforestation for palm oil
7 Feb 2011
Deforestation for palm oil significantly impacts on Indonesia's forests and the orangutans who reside in the lush habitat.
Volunteers witness the start of the turtle egg hatching season.
27 Jan 2011
Volunteers protect and release baby turtles into the sea.
Rare Cat Reappears
5 Jan 2011
Exciting news from Borneo as the extremely rare Bornean Bay Cat has been caught on camera in one of the country's national parks.
Frontier Costa Rica on Air!
16 Dec 2010
The Frontier Costa Rica projects looks set for a busy year in 2011, as mentioned by the project's Principal Investigatir, Eoin Sheridan, on LA Talk Radio.
Global Climate Change Talks Resume at Cancún
29 Nov 2010
Representatives of 193 countries have met for the 16th conference to discuss strategies to combat climate change.
Turtles in Trouble
15 Nov 2010
Green turtles are suffering from tumours which have been linked to algal blooms caused by water pollution, according to a study conducted on the islands of Hawaii.
The Return of the Otter
1 Nov 2010
Otters are reappearing in the rivers of England, according to a survey by the Environment Agency. Meanwhile, our researchers in Costa Rica continue their search for the rare Neotropical river otter.
29 Sep 2010
Several species of monkey have been spotted by volunteers in the Costa Rican rain forest. As many of these primates are very rare, this is very promising news. Read on to find out more!
Frogs & friends in the forest
5 Aug 2010
The Frontier team have recorded many frogs, toads, snakes, and lizards. As many of these species are rarely found outside of Costa Rica, its importatnt that they are closely monitored.
Scanning the Skies in Costa Rica
8 Apr 2010
The latest phase of research in Costa Rica has seen Frontier’s volunteers scanning the skies for the abundant bird species that inhabit its south Pacific coast
Changing faces, changing places
11 Feb 2010
The start of the year held not only a brand new phase but also a brand new camp for our team in Costa Rica
Pumas in the Costa Rican Jungle
17 Dec 2009
This week two lucky Frontier-Costa Rica volunteers were fortunate enough to spot a rare puma on the beach close to the project base