How Deirdre Hyde's Painting Helped Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica
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'Wilson Botanical Garden' by Deirdre Hyde
The Organization for Tropical Studies Where Science and Nature Converge has three biological research stations in Costa Rica: Las Cruces, La Selva, and Palo Verde. Each of these centres of study are vitally important protected areas of intact forest where investigations into the diverse flora and fauna take place throughout the year.
Passionate conservationist and Artist Deirdre Hyde has been a champion of the natural environment her whole life and spent many years working as an interpretation consultant for the WWF, IUCN and Conservation International throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa.
As an artist, Deirdre has spent time chronicling the threatened and endangered nature of Central America in the form of original paintings and hundreds of detailed illustrations for educational purposes.
To see more of Deirdre's artwork, click here.
To read more about the work of the Organization of Tropical Studies, click here.
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