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Saving the spikethumb frog of Alta Verapaz

Spikethumb frog of Guatemala Plectrohyla teuchestes is one of the most endangered frogs in Central America. Until recently, it was known only from one location in Guatemala. In 2015 it was found on an Indigo Expedition some 40km away from original sightings, in the...

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A journey with the ARGs from ponds to jungles!

I am fortunate to spend a significant portion of the year in the tropics surveying the forests of Guatemala for amphibians and reptiles. This is a dream come to true for me. While there is a huge need for conservation work in tropical regions, it can be easy to forget...

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A new appreciation for nature!

Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity to visit such a diverse and beautiful place. I’m only two weeks into my 8 week stay at Las Guacamayas, but I have already learnt so much and developed invaluable field skills as I undertake my own project studying...

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Teaching me so many things about Nature

Judith Janisch - so far the past two weeks have been very adventurous, full of adrenaline, joy and I have learned a lot. Thank you Indigo for giving me the great opportunity of coming to Las Guacamayas! Being able to see this wonderful place, letting me carry out a...

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News from the Field!

Oxyrhopus petolarius turns up for dinner at Las Guacamayas

While waiting for our dinner last night this false-coral calico snake (Oxyrhopus petolarius) turned up outside the dining room. I have not seen one for a few years now. It was one our target species during the El Niño Biodiveristy Assessment. This is the first one I...

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Coral snake on way to jungle jaccuzi.

I found this coral snake (Micrurus diastema) on my way to the dining room at Las Guacamayas last night (12/06/16). it crossed the path right in front of me on its way to the "jaccuzi."   NOTES FROM THE FIELD: Rowland, 14 June...

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