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WCA Newsletter (August 2023)

Dear Wildlife Conservation Community,

Welcome to another exciting quarterly update on the remarkable achievements of the WCA over the past three months. We're immensely grateful for the support of our community, which has allowed us to make meaningful strides towards a more sustainable Nosara. Let's dive into the highlights of our programs and the transformative impact we're collectively bringing to our community.


Program Updates

Water Quality

  • Check out our 6-month report for a summary of results so far this year.

  • A warm welcome to Geri Gibbs and Andrew Chu, who have joined the team behind getting you weekly water quality results!

  • Follow us on social media for weekly water quality updates posted every Thursday.

  • We hosted the Pirana septic solutions team in Nosara to test their low-cost septic systems. Interested in upgrading your system? Find out more about how Pirana works or reach out to Pirana representative Ian Drysdale at +503 7600 5533 for a consultation.

  • COMING SOON: Keep an eye out for big news about our plans to test and implement nature-based solutions for wastewater treatment in the area.


  • We've had more exciting observations of Margay (Leopardus weidii) and Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)! By looking at their spot patterns, we think we've recorded 6 different individuals of Ocelot and 2 Margay in the area.

  • Check out our iNaturalist page and follow us on social media to see the latest observations of wildlife in the area.

Image of a Margay (Leopardus weidii) from a camera trap located on private land in Esperanza.

Marinelife Program

  • We re-installed the marine buoy on July 22 at a reef near San Juanillo! Ocean temperature, wind, and wave data can now be viewed live at

  • We are looking for volunteers to monitor sea turtle nesting in Guiones and Pelada! Apply now if you'd like to help out.


We are excited to announce the launch of, your guide to all things sustainable in Nosara! This important resource for the community currently features our Sustainable Business Certification Program and Sustainable Guides. Over time, this platform will grow to host even more important information, tips, and resources for living sustainably in Nosara.

WCA Receives Grant to Recycle Plastic!

The WCA recently received a $4500 grant from SEE Turtles to kick-start a collaboration with the Nosara Recycling Association to recycle plastic into products that will be sold to ensure ongoing recycling in our community. The grant will be used to purchase machines from Precious Plastics, who design and develop machines to recycle plastic by first shredding, then melting, and then injecting the recycled plastic into a mould to create beautiful products. There is a long road ahead to ensure the successful implementation and operation of this innovative initiative. Want to be involved? Let us know!


What’s in store for the rest of the year?

We've raised almost half of our annual fundraising goal. As we journey through the remainder of the year, we're motivated by the progress we've achieved and the transformative potential that lies ahead. With your continued support, we're well on our way to accomplishing our annual fundraising goal. This critical funding ensures the continuity of essential activities, from water quality testing to biodiversity monitoring, and sustainable business practices assessment.

Elevate your commitment to sustainability by becoming a monthly member of WCA. With monthly memberships, you can have a continuous impact on our programs, initiatives, and the future of Nosara's environment. Join us today and unlock a world of sustainable possibilities!

Your involvement matters - join us in making a positive difference, one step, one membership at a time.

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