20 December 2009

May 2010 Course: Species Monitoring and Conservation

Location: National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center, Front Royal, Virginia, USA.
Dates: 16-28 May 2010.

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.
  • Genetics.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Northeast India

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 
The guide includes a snake-bite section, as well as data on geographic distribution, natural history, taxonomic characters useful for identification, and conservation status of the herp species.
For more information, and to order copies of the book, visit: Aaranyak

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