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Conservation of Tropical Nature


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Focused on the Cocobolo Nature Reserve in Eastern Panama, a previously unstudied region

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Virginia Tech Visit Cocobolo 2017

Virginia Tech Visit Cocobolo 2017

14 students and their faculty lead, Prof. John McGee, visited Cocobolo Nature Reserve to participate in a study abroad trip organized by CREA. This was the third year...

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Conservation Photography Field Course 2017

Conservation Photography Field Course 2017

JUNE 11th-17th 2017 Award winning nature photographer and documentary maker Clay Bolt together with Wildlife Biologist and Photographer Andrew Snyder will guide...

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Clay Bolt Interview On Cocobolo

Clay Bolt Interview On Cocobolo

Clay Bolt, the award winning photographer and co-founder of “Meet Your Neighbors” recently visited the Cocobolo Nature Reserve along with other...

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Cocobolo in FrogLog

Cocobolo in FrogLog

Cocobolo tropical frog research was in the news recently! Our work in the Cocobolo Nature Reserve in Panama received global attention earlier this spring in FrogLog,...

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Limosa Harlequin Toad (Atelopus limosus) in New Scientist

Limosa Harlequin Toad (Atelopus limosus) in New Scientist

In the 60 years that the illustrious journal New Scientist has been around they’ve never run a photo-led feature. We are very proud and honored that they decided to...

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Organizational Pillars

Conservation, Research, Education

Conservation

Conservation

CREA is currently putting its efforts into the conservation of the Mamoni Valley Watershed in Eastern Panama through the acquisition of land and the creation of sustainable development alternatives for local communities.

Research

Research

CREA and its partners undertake world class ecological research at The Cocobolo Nature Reserve, located at the transition between Central and South American ecoregions and an area recognized as a Global Biodiversity Hotspot.

Education

Education

CREA hosts international school and undergraduate students at their Cocobolo Biological Research Station in order to gain first-hand understanding of conservation issues facing tropical forests while learning about tropical forest ecology and field research techniques.