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News Bin - March 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the March 23rd edition, read more about the following:

  • The Rediscovery of a Species at Selva Verde Lodge & Reserve
  • Why Cook Over an Icelandic Geyser? Because You Can
  • Find Bliss in This Stunning Floral Kingdom
  • Belize Creates One of Central America’s Largest Biological Corridors
  • This Is How To Make Air Travel Easier On Your Brain And Body

The Rediscovery of a Species at Selva Verde Lodge & Reserve

In October, the staff at Selva Verde Lodge made an unexpected discovery: a colony of bats roosting underneath one of the bungalows has turned out to be the re-emergence of a species not seen in Costa Rica in over 40 years. Furipterus horrens, or the “thumbless” bat, was last documented at La Selva Biological Station in 1973 – and this rediscovery at Selva Verde is only the fourth record of existence in the entire Central American region.

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Why Cook Over an Icelandic Geyser? Because You Can

With most talk of traditional Icelandic cuisine centered on its potentially stomach-turning dishes (fermented shark, anyone?) it can be easy to overlook one of its unusual cooking methods: geothermal energy. Although it’s less and less common in Iceland today, the author of this article meets up with a chef to make an entire meal cooked on hot vapor.

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Find Bliss in This Stunning Floral Kingdom

If you’re looking to experience South Africa’s vibrant and diverse plant life, consult this guide to the world’s smallest – and most unique – Floral Kingdom. 30% of the Cape Region’s plant genera are found nowhere else in the world, and close enough to Cape Town for daily excursions.

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Belize Creates One of Central America’s Largest Biological Corridors

In February, the government of Belize secured 110 square kilometers of forest for a biological corridor passing through its northeastern region. Connecting the Shipstern Nature Reserve and Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve, the pathway is designed to protect jaguars, pumas, and Baird’ tapirs as they migrate between the coastal and tropical forests. This development is another positive step in the continuing example of government partnership with local landowners to promote conservation and environmental stewardship.

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This Is How To Make Air Travel Easier On Your Brain And Body

Air travel these days seems to come with its own baggage of fear, stress, and discomfort – which can make even the most experienced traveler susceptible to negative health effects, from jet lag to digestive trouble. If you’re tackling a challenging flight, here are some tips to take care of yourself before, during, and after transit, so you can maximize your enjoyment abroad.

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