October started full of action! During the first week of the month, our conservation team members along with SINAC rangers hiked to the top of the Tenorio Volcano on a very important field expedition. The goal clear, implement an intensive biodiversity survey for which we set up 21 camera traps to expand our wildlife monitoring network. Who knows what surprises we will have when we return to collect and review the data! We went also to look for amphibians, and check for the recently discovered frog Tlalocohyla celeste, for now it only exists inside the 7 hectares of the Tapir Valley wetland. In the Talamanca Highlands different feline scat samples have been collected for genetic analysis. We also placed camera traps in the forest, poultry houses, and trout tanks where oncilla-human conflict has been reported. A total of 7,988 photos and 1,453 videos were obtained, which will be analyzed in November by Oncilla team.



Our tapir team, attended to the Bairds Tapir Survival Alliance (BTSA) meeting in Mexico.We shared our actions, challenges, opportunities and results from the last 2 years in Nai Conservation; we learned from experts from Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize and Mexico. A regional coexistence planning workshop was held to define the BTSA theory of change. This is essential to secure collaboration and ultimately healthy tapir populations in all Mesoamerica. Our team working on Jicaro Danto restoration shared an exchange experience with Osa Conservation (OC) where they learned about the forest restoration processes that OC have been implementing over the last years to save the endangered trees of the Osa peninsula. This visit opened new collaboration opportunities to improve endangered tree species rescue and reproduction efforts. Collaboration is key to protect wildlife!