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RTPI in FrogLog

Posted on May 6, 2015

RTPI tropical frog research is in the news today! Many of you are likely aware of RTPI’s research, education and conservation efforts focused on our region’s flora and fauna. If you regularly visit this page or our website, then I’m sure you have also read about our work elsewhere – such as the coastal bird conservation and outreach efforts we carry out with our partners from the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds in CT. But you may not be aware of the important work RTPI does with critically endangered amphibians in Central America. RTPI is a partner organization of the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and our work in the Cocobolo Nature Reserve in Panama is receiving global attention today in the newly released FrogLog, the quarterly publication of the ASA.

See the article on page 61 by RTPI President Twan Leenders – and don’t miss his cover photograph of a tiny and undescribed species of ‘tink frog’ (named after the loud, metallic ‘tink’ call this group of frogs is famous for). Much of the work we do at home inspires projects farther away, and many of the lessons we learn in field sites far away add perspective and help us do better work in our own backyard. It’s these natural connections that keep life and work fascinating!

Twan Leenders