Archive for the Herpetology Category

Earthwatch Teen Team Expedition, June 2016

Earthwatch Team 4 July 2015

Earthwatch Team 2 June 2015

Earthwatch Team 2 June 2015

Earthwatch Team: December 2014 -January 2015

Earthwatch Team: December 2014 -January 2015

Herpetological Survey 2014 led by Norman Greenhawk

Herpetological Survey 2014 led by Norman Greenhawk

Earthwatch Expeditions – We salute you all! July 2014

Earthwatch Expeditions – We salute you all! July 2014

Herpetology in Puerto Rico

Herpetology in Puerto Rico

Norman has been invited to give a presentation

Frogging

Frogging

Patricias-crew-sept-2012

Frogging at Las Casas de la Selva!

Norman on sabbatical

Norman on sabbatical

norman-panama-2013

In 2012 Norman Greenhawk was honored by Earthwatch with a Neville Schulman Award. The award is given for the training of emerging environmental leaders. For the award, Norman submitted a proposal: “Herpetological Conservation in the Neo-Tropics: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, and he is currently two and a half months into his seven month sabbatical.

June 2013: Above: Norman Greenhawk with Nahir Tejada in the PARC (Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project) quarantine room, located at Summit Zoological and Botanical Park in Panama.  The frogs are being stored here in temporary housing as the project finalizes it’s relocation to the new facility in the nearby community of Gamboa.  Every day, over 150 plastic tanks of frogs have to be cleaned and the frogs have to be provided with fresh water and food. Norman is holding an Atelopus limosus and Nahir holds an Atelopus glyphus.  Collectively, members of the genus Atelopus are known as “Harlequin frogs”, and are highly susceptible to the Chytrid fungus that is decimating frog populations worldwide.  The goal of PARC is to preserve a genetically diverse breeding population in captivity in the event that these species go extinct in the wild, as the Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki) is currently.