Hacienda Barú Blog
  All of us at Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge, Hacienda Barú Lodge, and Hacienda Barú Ecotours are proud to inform our visitors, friends, and the general public that on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Paris, France, UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program declared the Savegre River basin and much of the s
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by Jack Ewing All of you cat lovers out there aren’t going to be very happy with my use of the word “torture” to describe what your beloved pets do to little animals like mice, frogs, birds, and geckos. It’s hard to think badly about your beautiful, soft, cuddly friend and easy to rationalize any […]
May 29, 2017 0  141
Torture in the jungle
– By Jack Ewing 1993, the year I turned 50, I started climbing trees at Hacienda Baru. It was the beginning of a fascinating new ecological adventure. Little was known about the biology of the rainforest canopy, and a whole new field of discovery was opening up. We started offering tree climbing as an ecological […]
January 7, 2017 0  281
Rainforest tour The Monkey Challenge
Biologists have long been interested in the rainforest canopy. In his excellent book Life Above the Forest Floor, Donald Perry Ph D. Tells how he became entranced with the rainforest canopy when he was a university student studying biology. There was virtually nothing known about the canopy at that time, and he decided to dedica
February 21, 2016 0  669
Eco Tram
“…and our dog Maggie has been bitten on the muzzle by a rattlesnake,” read the afterthought at the end of the email from my brother Rex. Knowing that the only poisonous snakes in that part of Colorado are prairie rattlers, I figured that Maggie would survive. These small pit vipers are not nearly as dangerous […
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