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Headstart kids from Ciudad Esmeralda Ambar, Patillas

Headstart kids from Ciudad Esmeralda Ambar, Patillas

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Headstart kids from Ciudad Esmeralda Ambar, Patillas. 

Patillas Kids Day

Patillas Kids Day

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Kids Day in Patillas!!

Norman on sabbatical

Norman on sabbatical

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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.

March 18th 2013, Forest Products Assessment Counsel

March 18th 2013, Forest Products Assessment Counsel

March 18th 2013, meeting at International Institute of Tropical Forestry. Talking about forest products, wood, extraction, economics, realities of timber production in Puerto Rico. More here.

FPA April 2013 (3)
FPA April 2013 (1)

FPA April 2013 (2)

FPA April 2013 (6)

FPA April 2013 (5)

FPA April 2013 (10)

FPA April 2013 (7)

FPA April 2013 (8)

FPA April 2013 (9)

Volunteers

Volunteers

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DJ and Niki Faller volunteered at Las Casas de la Selva in late February 2013. We carried endangered tree saplings (Styrax portoricensis) to various staging areas in the forest ready for planting.

 

Jaylene Cintrón at Las Casas de la Selva

Jaylene Cintrón at Las Casas de la Selva

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Channel 24  “Desde mi Pueblo” filming in Patillas…keep an eye out! The bosquer@s with Jaylene Cintron!

Wow! Upgrade to the dining room!

Wow! Upgrade to the dining room!

Dining-room-before-and-after

 

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