I could not believe that I had been selected by the Duttenhaver foundation to go to Costa Rica and do field research. Even though I was not too sure of what I would be doing, I could not contain my excitement!
Having returned home from Costa Rica about a week ago, I’m still having a difficult time trying to sit down and collect my thoughts.
This is something that I had dreamed of doing ever since I was little—that is, being somewhere new and being able to study the environment in order to help protect it.
We all have preconceived ideas of what the jungle is like. Some describe it as unforgiving. Others describe it as a home to some pretty gnarly-looking bugs.
How is the planting of non-agricultural fruiting trees grown by farmers on private land beneficial to the conservation and ecological well-being of the Costa Rican environment?