Dear Sirs and Madames,

due to the unpredictability of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the global situation is currently tense. Therefore, please keep yourself informed on the website of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( about current developments.

In view of the currently increasing restrictions in air and travel traffic, the Foreign Ministry expressly recommends refraining from all unnecessary trips abroad. Following the current call from the Austrian federal government, the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs URGENTLY advises Austrian travelers abroad to make use of the currently still available return travel options.

In this context, we would like to point out that in addition to the flights from other crisis regions that have already been discontinued, all flights arriving in Austria from Spain, France and Switzerland will also be discontinued from Monday, March 16 at midnight.

Please contact your airline or tour operator for further information and arrangements regarding your return journey.

You can find information on the GOVID-19 virus on the websites of the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection ( and the World Health Organization (

Welcome to the La Gamba Field Station

The La Gamba Field Station is a research and teaching facility of the University of Vienna, situated at the edge of the Regenwald der Österreicher (Rainforest of the Austrians) in Costa Rica. Being located in one of the most species-rich lowland rainforests in Central America, it is an ideal location for field research, courses and seminars.

The field station plays a significant role in research into tropical rainforests, raises awareness of rainforest conservation and research, and provides an opportunity for students and anyone interested in the natural world to increase their knowledge of rainforests.Why not visit us?

 The tropical station introduces itself
 COBIGA - the biological corridor La Gamba