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Old 03-22-2009, 03:18 PM
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Here's some landscape pics of both rainforest and cloudforest if anyone is interested...the pics don't do them justice.

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nice pics i went there 2 years ago and found out the difference of a cloud forest and a rain forest one of the best places i have ever been
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Beautiful! Where did you go? We went south down the Pacific coast and back north through the mountains last September. Loved it--though I wish they'd stop bulldozing forest for US retirees, and give a !!#@#@# when people are poaching sea turtle eggs under their noses.
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I was throughout the country...Pacific coast, middle of it, and Mediterranean coast. I worked at the La Selva Cloud Forest Wildlife Research Facility, as well as helping with sea turtle conservation on Gandoca, specifically the leatherback, and at Ostional with the Olive Ridley turtle. I was actually A DAY late from seeing an "arribada" where thousands of sea turtles come to shore and nest at the same time. It was interesting that, after an arribada, the CR government allows the civilians to collect the Olive Ridley sea turtle eggs for one day to sell/use for their own profit. It may seem wrong, but the nesting density is so high that previous nests are dug up/destroyed by other sea turtles since the arribada may happen again 1-2 times during the month. It's making something out of nothing!

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Beautiful! Where did you go? We went south down the Pacific coast and back north through the mountains last September. Loved it--though I wish they'd stop bulldozing forest for US retirees, and give a !!#@#@# when people are poaching sea turtle eggs under their noses.
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Thank you again!

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It was interesting that, after an arribada, the CR government allows the civilians to collect the Olive Ridley sea turtle eggs for one day to sell/use for their own profit. It may seem wrong, but the nesting density is so high that previous nests are dug up/destroyed by other sea turtles since the arribada may happen again 1-2 times during the month. It's making something out of nothing!

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This was down between Dominical and Uvita on the Pacific coast, at a time which the guidebooks were saying was leatherback nesting season. We were out hoping to see some leatherbacks; no luck, unfortunately. I hadn't heard of this kind of thing happening with leatherbacks.

BTW, just saw your other thread; very cool pics.
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Amazing pictures! Thanks for posting... I love these sorts of threads! Hope to get down there someday soon!
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Agreed! The pictures of the natural environments for our frogs really help me with designing my vivs!!

I just love all the pics everyone posts of their amazing trips!

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