Calling all anole researchers and fans! Now we have a novel alternative this fall that I want to recommend we capitalize on. The Caribbean PARC (Companions in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation) assembly and the Puerto Rican Herpetology Symposium are at present being deliberate, tentatively for October 14-15 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. I lately mentioned with one of many organizers, Alberto Puente, the opportunity of combining these two conferences with an Anole assembly. In any case, it’s been 5 years since our 2018 assembly in Miami, so we’re due for an additional meetup!
I’m right here to gauge your curiosity, however first, let me promote you on the deserves. I do know October is just a few quick months away, however combining forces with these different two teams in stunning, anole-laden Puerto Rico has its advantages:
- Researchers from everywhere in the Caribbean shall be in attendance, with a powerful effort by the organizers to usher in herpetologists from Cuba and Dominican Republic.
- There’s tons of anole analysis in Puerto Rico by native researchers and tons of nice herpetology as effectively! It will likely be a terrific alternative to find out about native analysis and conservation efforts and construct connections with college students and professors on the in depth UPR system.
- By combining forces we will have a a lot greater and various assembly!
- Puerto Rico has anoles! and bat searching boas! and dwarf geckos! So many superb herps! There shall be herp outings!
- We’re engaged on arranging transportation and reasonably priced choices for housing.
Satisfied? Fill out this ballot and if there may be assist for this plan then I’ll tackle organizing it (in fact, anybody who desires to assist out, let me know!). The format of such a gathering continues to be up within the air – combine absolutely? have sooner or later per group? parallel periods? … So depart your suggestions, recommendation, solutions, warnings about how a lot work this shall be, enthusiasm for the concept, provides to assist, and many others. within the feedback beneath!