One of my favorite moments of each day is spotting spider monkeys in the canopy. I consider it a gift - a gift to be amongst wild animals and seemingly not disturbing them either. I literally walk down the dirt roads in the jungle setting where I am living with my dogs and when we spot the monkeys we sit down and simply watch the show unfold. Spider monkeys are fascinating to observe.
I also consider it a gift to be invited to the house of spider monkey researchers, Colleen and Filippo, and listen to their stories unfold about amazing moments and discoveries in the jungle with their subjects.Read more
ART of CONSERVATION One-Health MEET-AND-GREET
Please join us for an Art of Conservation One-Health Meet-and-Greet
Date: Saturday, 19 July 2014
Time: 16.30 – 18.30
Location: Holistika, Av. Tulum #83, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Parking is available near the entrance of the common area and park. Enter on foot through the white arches, and then take a right. You’ll find us just down a ways on the path.Read more
Art of Conservation (AoC) was founded in 2006 by Julie Ghrist in Rwanda’s Virunga Massif region, where the ideas and cooperation of local communities were incorporated to develop innovative educational programming. After seven successful years, delivering its curriculum, AoC handed over the work to the local team to create its own non-profit – Conservation Heritage -Turambe (CHT). In 2014, recognizing a similar need for conservation education in the Mesoamerican Reef Region, AoC launched its four-module programming in several Mayan communities bordering protected areas including the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and X'cacel-X'cacelito in Tulum, Mexico.