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My wife and I are ramping up our conservation efforts in southern Costa Rica. We will be under the guidance of a primatologist who will survey the endangered red backed squirrel monkeys on our property in Costa Rica.

In addition to that, we are starting our trail-cam project today to discover what exactly is living in the forest and how those animals are using it.



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In the last few hours we had nice $200 donation. The first camera can now be bought. 11 more to go!

The $200 dollar donation wins the Camera Award. It will be a high end Bushnell that does not flash. We will place it near a boundary trail that gets a lot of animal traffic AND some human traffic.

The donor and his children can now follow along with their own camera in Costa Rica. Its a great way to get them involved.

They have decided to name the camera "Starlight" after Star, a 15 year family dog that passed away this weekend.

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Some friends from Charleston were in Costa Rica last week and decided to spend 4 nights in one of the Ranchos on Ocho Verde.

They were kind enough to check our old game cams in an area we call Tigrillo Woods.

They downloaded many pics, but this is a nice one.

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This is the Great Curassow.
It is another one of the images our friends sent us from the trail cams. This was taken by the archaic Bushnell, which fired so slowly that the turkey sized bird made it 3/4s of the way through the frame before it fired off a shot. A screen capture of the video was the only way to get a decent image.

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2 of 10 Camera Awards have now been claimed. We will now have the "Vamos-Camera", thanks to the generous donation by Vamos 4x4 Rent a Car.
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Another image from Tigrillo Woods.

This is "Crooked Tail", the mother Ocelot(tigrillo). I matched her spots to the image we got in early April. We had no idea she was active during the day.
This camera activated so slowly that it nearly missed her. The video cam on the other side of the trail failed altogether.

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We had another Camera-Award triggered this morning. They elected to call it 'Mono Precioso'--'Precious Monkey'.

Indiegogo says that projects have a better chance to fulfill their goal if they can reach 30% of funding.
We are now at 21%.

Don't forget about that Viente Cohol pup available.
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This is the mother Ocelot known at 'Crooked Tail', from the almost nearly viral YouTube hit, "An Ocelot's Tale".

We had contributions from $1 up to $200 yesterday. Thanks everybody. It is Free to follow along.
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We've just completed the first 'update' here : Monkeys, Pacas, Tigrillos. Oh My! | Indiegogo

We may have had a low entry of a $1 contribution for the Viente Cohol banana plant. Paypal/Credit cards accepted.
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The Viente Cohol pup is now about 10 inches tall. I'll try to get a photo of it one day soon. I'll ship it on July 8 or 9, a few days after the campaign is over.

Some of the trail cameras have arrived and are being tested before deployment next month in Costa Rica. We have funding for 5 of the 12 needed for the project.


Crowd funding is a really cool way to personally get involved in projects of all types. Our campaign is a conservation project and the first step to identify and count what lives in the rainforest. Once we know that, we'll determine what measures need to be taken for preservation.

You can contribute and join the contest or find out more information about our project(our=my wife and I and other contributors) by clicking on the image of the Squirrel Monkey.

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This is a clear shot of why "Crooked Tail", the ocelot got her name.



One of our contributors just made their press release live!
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Just as I was dozing off....BANG!... a $500 Trail Sponsor Award Winner!
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We had another Trail-Camera Award triggered yesterday afternoon! It was a personal hand delivered check from Norma in Mount Pleasant. She has not named her camera yet, but we'll let you know when she does.

This is the 4th Trail-Camera Award of the 12 available.

We don't always need home runs--singles and bunts get the job done too!
We are nearly halfway to our goal!

Also of Note: I saw a $1 contribution come in this morning, followed shortly thereafter by a $25 contribution from the same source. Moments later I got a note from them saying the $1 was from their 5 year old who went into her piggy bank( she insisted on it).

This is the most memorable contribution so far!
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Wooo Hooo!

An anonymous contributor from Bananas.org has sweetened the pot.

Not only will the person who contributes the most to the campaign get the free, shipping included Viente Cohol, but they will also receive a FREE, shipping included, California Gold Pup.(US shipping only)

As of now, I suspect the lone contribution has been $1, but I am not sure as I have never been contacted via private message. If someone here has made a contribution please let me know.
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An anonymous contributor from Bananas.org has sweetened the pot.

Not only will the person who contributes the most to the campaign get the free, shipping included Viente Cohol, but they will also receive a FREE, shipping included, California Gold Pup.(US shipping only)
Ocelot Identification:
The spots are called rosettes. Each rosette pattern is specific to an individual.
We identified "Roi" in the rosette pattern of this individual.



To see more about this project, just click on the monkey picture above.
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I once saw a Tayra like this on a hill near the forest. The hill is now known as Tayra Bank!
We'll likely get a Tayra on the trail cam.

Remember highest contribution gets two Banana Pups--The fast ripening Viente Cohol and the Cold Hardy Fruiter Califonia Gold. Free Shipping too!
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It's the Solstice. The California Gold AND The Viente Cohol pups will be soaking up sunshine for you!
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The little project is now being supported by Naturlink, based in Portugal. Naturlink is one the largest European environmental/conservation groups.

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What is the price for the pups?
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Nobody has claimed to have made any contributions. Currently, a $1 contribution gets both pups and the free shipping.

Contributions are cumulative. Say you contributed $15 today, then next week you are out priced by a buck to $16. A $2 bit will put your 'cumulative' total up to $17, an thus the leader.

If you go to the site, contributions trigger 'perks' as you become a part of the project.

Your bid wont be wasted if you aren't high bidder. Is a good cause. So far 30 people have contributed and aren't getting any great free banana plants.

Just so everyone knows, this is personal project being carried out private property. We don't have grant money or university funding(it would be nice).

I (along with my wife) am personally buying cameras and supplies as the funds come in. I am going to have to carry them through the airport and into the jungle. I will have to check for images personally. It is not money going into 'big charity' where we have international administrations offices in big cities and a staff of many. This is down and dirty research work as well as work to deter poaching.

Here is the link--watch the into video, we had fun with it!
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