Since the creation of ASVO in 1989, we have been concerned with the processes of conservation of natural resources. At the end of the 1990´s a group of biology students from the National University motivated the organization to start the processes of generating knowledge through the collection of scientific data. This is vital in order to comprehend the necessary details for the adequate managements of natural resources.
This is why we are working to generate information on terrestrial ecosystems, as well as coastal marine ecosystems, which we consider to be vital for education and conservation.
Our principle lines of research are determined by:
- The Coastal-Marine Resource Management Program
This program consists of three Sea Turtle conservation projects that, as their principle objective, evaluate and protect sea turtle populations that nest on the Pacific beaches of Costa Rica. Our multidisciplinary research team is comprised of biologists, oceanographers, resource managers and assistants.
- The Research and Projection Unit
Generates and divulges scientific information that contributes to the conservation of protected areas, either in personal projects or for assistance of established projects.This unit esto composed by men and women volunteers, who are interested in generating scientific data for use in conservation.