Sustainable Amphibian Conservation of the Americas Symposium
July 31 - August 4, 2013 ~ Siquirres, Costa Rica
On behalf of SACAS, we would like to extend this warm invitation to you to attend the 1st Sustained Amphibian Conservation Symposium of its kind. This event is open to the public and welcomes participation from any and all of the following: amphibian enthusiasts, researchers, zoo professionals, students, amphibian conservationists, as well as frog lovers of all kinds.
This event will consist of 5 days of lectures, presentations, and a roundtable discussion featuring 16 researchers, biologists and other professionals associated in the field of amphibian study and conservation. Additionally, there will be exciting and interesting field trips and tours which will leave you with a comprehensive understanding of why sustainable amphibian conservation is so important.
Conservation organizations in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Costa Rica are represented, as well as an invited guest whose conservation efforts are currently focused on the amphibians of Madagascar.
The location in Siquirres, Costa Rica has been chosen in part due to its close proximity to the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center (CRARC) and also because its rain forests offer access to some of the most diverse biotypes and amphibian densities in the world.
The main force behind this Symposium is to act as an exciting and educational fundraising event for conservation organizations like the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center, WIKIRI of Ecuador, MITSINJO of Madagascar, and Tesoros of Colombia. Your participation by attending this Symposium will positively influence these conservation efforts as a result of your contribution.