La participació de dos membres de l’SCH (Societat Catalana d’Herpetologia), en un estudi biomètric d’ofidis al “Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre de Barra del Colorado” a Costa Rica, els ha permès estudiar unes 60 serps, de 21 espècies diferents. A més, durant les sis setmanes de treball de camp, van poder arribar a identificar un total de 67 espècies de rèptils i amfibis. A càrrec de David Gòmez. Data i hora: dijous 20 de març, a les 18.30 h. Leer más.

We have always been intrigued by the Amazon rainforest with its abundant species richness and untraversed expanses. Despite our extended study of its wildlife, new species such as the olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina), a bear-like carnivore hiding out in the Ecuadorian rainforest, are being identified as recently as last year. In fact, the advent of efficient DNA sequencing and genomic analysis has revolutionized how we think about species diversity. Leer más.


In December, during one of my weeks off from working in the Pilbara, I decided to fly home to Townsville. After a grueling red-eye flight from Perth, I arrived one Tuesday morning, whereupon Stewdawg picked me up and we began the 7 hour drive to Georgetown. Having managed no sleep on the flight over, I slept for most of the drive. Leer más.