30 December 2009
20 December 2009
Location: National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center, Front Royal, Virginia, USA.
Subject: Latest methodologies and approaches to biodiversity assessment and monitoring with a special emphasis on amphibians.
- Field assessment and monitoring techniques such as call surveys, artificial cover, drift fences and pitfall, mark and recaptures, transects and plots, and larvae surveys.
- Amphibian identification, taxonomy, and collection.
- Captive breeding and animal husbandry.
- Wildlife toxicology.
- Disease and pathology.
A photographic guide to the herpetofauna of Northeast India, part of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity hotspot. The book covers more than 100 species with more than 250 photographs. Taxa covered:
- 29 amphibians
- 1 crocodile (gharial)
- 21 fresh water turtles and tortoises
- 29 snakes
- 23 lizards
19 December 2009
14 December 2009
07 December 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), based on a review of laboratory and field studies, concluded (2007) that Atrazine does not adversely affect amphibian gonadal development. Beginning this fall (2009), EPA started a comprehensive reevaluation of Atrazine’s ecological effects, including potential effects on amphibians and human health.
30 November 2009
The AArk is a joint effort of three principal partners: the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG), and the IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG). We were formed in 2005 to address the ex situ components of the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP).
28 November 2009
Place: Auditorium Sociedad de Ciencias, El Marqués, Caracas, Venezuela.
Date: Saturday 23 January 2010
25 November 2009
The Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is a Critically Endangered species with small populations living in continental Southeast Asia and the islands of Java and Borneo. The species no longer occurs in the vast majority of its former range: it was hunted in so large numbers that it was declared as “Extinct in the wild” by the 1992 IUCN Crocodile Action Plan.
This year, DNA analyses revealed that 35 crocs of the 69 rescued crocodiles at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, in Cambodia, were pure breed Siamese crocs. The finding is thought to be critical for the long-term preservation of the species, through a captive breeding program and later release of offspring in suitable natural habitats. Fauna & Flora International, the Cambodian Forestry Administration, and Wildlife Alliance are providing technical support for this task. This action will start in 2010; but, since sexual maturation of the species is slow, it will take more than a decade before the program yields more positive results.
Read more on this story at: www.fauna&flora.org: Siamese_crocs
21 November 2009
18 November 2009
AMPHIBIANS OF VENEZUELA: state of knowledge and recommendations to its conservation (In Spanish)
This document is the first intent to evaluate the state of knowledge, and to identify and order the country’s need in matter of conservation of amphibians.
15 November 2009
14 November 2009
07 November 2009
The symposium on “Recent Advances in Research on Snake Venom and Snakebite Therapy: National and International Perspectives (SnakSymp-09)” is scheduled to be held in Tezpur, Assam, India, from 18 to 19 December 2009.
The symposium will be attended by many renowned toxinologists and physicians of India and abroad. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
06 November 2009
05 November 2009
04 November 2009
01 November 2009
30 October 2009
To be held in Quibdó, Colombia, 25 to 27 November 2009.
Language of symposium: Spanish
Contact: email@example.com; Tel.: 6710237 ext. 232
29 October 2009
24 October 2009
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