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Abronia – alligator lizards of the cloud forests

Abronia - alligator lizards of the cloud forests The cloud forests of the tropics are mysterious places cloaked in mist and draped in lichen and moss. Unlike the hot and humid lowlands, cloud forests can often feel cool and damp because they are usually covered in...

When Identifying Coral Snakes

When Identifying Coral Snakes When identifying coral snakes we often think of  ‘red to black venom lack, red to yellow kill a fellow’. This simple rhyme originated in the United States where it can be successfully used to identify the two native species of coral...

Agroecology in the Mayan Cloud Forests of Guatemala

Agroecology in the cloud forests of Guatemala Corn is a sacred crop to the Mayan peoples of Guatemala. Unfortunately the cultivars most commonly used in the cloud forests require pesticides and fertilisers to grow well, and this destroys soil quality. After a few...

Snake Declines Linked to Frog Fungus

Snake Declines Linked to Frog Fungus The decline of amphibian species due to a fungal disease called chytridiomycosis (or chytrid for short) has been well documented. Many tropical amphibian communities have experienced dramatic declines in numbers, and several...

When Identifying Coral Snakes

When Identifying Coral Snakes

When Identifying Coral Snakes When identifying coral snakes we often think of  ‘red to black venom lack, red to yellow kill a fellow’. This...

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