RAP Site 4 – Kasikasima Camp

March 19, 2012

Leeanne Alonso – ​The next day, scientists from CI-Suriname and nine men from Palumeu arrived at the small village. The men immediately set to constructing a base camp for the RAP team along the river on the side of the Kasikasima Mountain. They constructed two large tents for sleeping, a kitchen tent, and a laboratory Read more

Evacuation! and RAP Site 3

March 18, 2012

Leeanne Alonso – ​Thus on March 18, the RAP team evacuated the first base camp and set off toward the next camp near the Kasikasima Mountain. The botany, water quality, and fish teams, along with all the Amerindians and most of the support crew headed out in boats. They were able to sample a third Read more

RAP Sites 1 & 2- Upper Palameu Camp/Juuru Camp and Grensgebergte Mountain

March 8, 2012

Leeanne Alonso – The RAP scientific team of 16 scientists, accompanied by a journalist and photographer from National Geographic Magazine, two game wardens from Nature Conservation Division, and a medic flew from Paramaribo to Palumeu on March 8. They brought along with them about 2000 kilos in food and scientific equipment! The RAP team and Read more

Advance Team prepares the way

March 6, 2012

Leeanne Alonso – ​Prior to these dates, an advance team of 21 men from the Amerindian villages of Apetina (Wayana) and Palumeu (Trio and Wayana) along with staff from Conservation International-Suriname and local film-makers led a 10 day reconnaissance mission prior to the RAP to locate and set up the first RAP base camp (RAP Read more

Mad about frogs!

October 15, 2011

This week on 30 Minutes special, CNN-IBN Environment Editor, Bahar Dutt travels through the Western Ghats with scientists in search of the lost amphibians of India. Link to story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPchUa47IVg

Project to reclaim lost amphibians

September 21, 2011

The ‘Lost Amphibians of India’ initiative is slated to close in a couple of months. Researchers are now putting together a large-scale project on the need to conserve Indian frogs, which would be submitted to the government for approval, writes Kalyan Ray. Link to story: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/183915/project-reclaim-lost-amphibians.html

12 new frog species discovered In India

September 17, 2011

It’s a discovery the team hopes will bring attention to India’s amphibians and their role in gauging the health of the environment. Link to story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/17/12-new-frog-species-discovered-india_n_967469.html?view=print&comm_ref=false

Scientists discover 12 new frog species in India

September 17, 2011

Years of combing tropical mountain forests, shining flashlights under rocks and listening for croaks in the night have paid off for a team of Indian scientists which has discovered 12 new frog species plus three others thought to have been extinct. Link to story: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/09/17/scientists-discover-12-new-frog-species-in-india/

Meowing Night Frog, other new species found

September 16, 2011

A unique “catcall” inspired the name of the meowing night frog (pictured), one of 12 new species of frogs found recently in western India, a new study says. Link to story: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/pictures/110916-new-species-frogs-india-night-science-animals-meowing/

Pictures: 12 new species of frog discovered in India

September 15, 2011

Scientists have discovered 12 new species of frogs in the rainforests of India’s Western Ghats, according to a paper published in the latest issue of ZooTaxa Link to story: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0915-india_new_frogs.html