The transfer process of the Costa Rica is advancing. In the last week of January a workshop took place in the Osa region. Our partner in the region, Fundacion Neotropica, brought together a group of stakeholders from both Terraba-Sierpe and Osa, as these stakeholders requested last year in order to prepare the exchange of their experiences and knowledge to the stakeholders in Golfo de Nicoya, the transfer region of this case study.
Overall the workshop had a very good participation from both regions. Representatives from Local Fishermen Association of Golfo Dulce (ASOPEZ), local schools, Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Producción de Leña, Carbón y Mangle/ Self-management Cooperative of Fuelwood, Charcoal and Mangle Production (COOPEMANGLE), the Humedal Nacional Térraba-Sirepe/Terraba-Sierpe National Wetland (HNTS) local council and NGO’s like Osa Conservation, worked together defining the big challenges in each region and relevant solutions that they can share with the transfer region.
For Work Packadge 4, Angela Meyer and Gregor Giersch were also present and joined the work in the mangroves (pictures below). In addition, they interviewed some of the stakeholders, to collect more data and continue their analysis of the region. This included a personal interview with the Vice minister of Water and Seas, José Lino Chaves.
Field work Nursery