Experience four days and three nights in Costa Rica—home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity — trip to one of the herpetology hot spots of Central America. The III Amphibian and Reptiles Conservation International Symposium and Field Exploration (first called The Costa Rican International Herpetological Symposium) will be held September 22-25, 2016, at Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve in Sarapiquí, located amidst primary forest in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. Though small in geographic area, Costa Rica has one of the highest densities of herpetofauna in the world with more than 440 species of reptiles and amphibians.
The symposium will feature presentations and workshops about conservation and herpetology by organizations and individuals. Come and learn about new findings and research from all over the Americas and beyond, or see how you can share your own work with conference participants.
Join us for an exchange of knowledge, learning, and enjoyment of Costa Rican herpetology at its best, and outline the importance of biology and ecotourism in neotropic ecosystems.
• Join Mark O’Shea, famous herpetology researcher, photographer and documentary expert, Hinrich Kaiser, one of the top representatives of integrative taxonomy and professor of field herpetology, Ray Morgan director and producer of the Venom Interviewes, Federico Bolaños leading Costarican herpetologist, Abel Batista, leading Panamanian herpetologist, and César Barrio-Amoros, taxonomist and herpetology tropical explorer for lectures and field expeditions.
•Enjoy four days and 3 nights of conferences and field trips to observe reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitat.
•Investigate the impressive natural history of the Sarapiquí River on a tropical safari while searching for crocodiles, turtles, basilisk and iguanas.