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David Curnick MSc
London, UK Philippines Panama City, Panama
  • Project Co-ordinator
  • Scientific advisor
[General description section]

David is the marine and freshwater programme co-ordinator at ZSL. He is particularly passionate about both mangroves and corals and has carried out a substantial amount of research in both habitats.


He is currently helping to develop potential projects on both the Croatian olm and pygmy three-toed sloth which is found in Panama. David also provides technical support to the EDGE Corals programme.

Zoological Society of London
Position within organisation

Marine and Freshwater Programme Coordinator

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Europe‘s only cave-adapted vertebrate, the olm can survive for 10 years without food.

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Separated from the mainland for 9,000 years, sloths on Isla Escudo de Veraguas have become a distinct species.

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A beautiful, free-living species with stripy soft tissue and a large, central mouth.

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Zoological Society of London

Associated Blog Posts
27th Jul 12
Our two EDGE scientists David and Craig had battled bad weather and stormy seas to get a glimpse of the elusive pygmy three-toed sloth on Escudo Island. The...  Read

24th May 12
In the last blog David and Craig had arrived in Panama City, met their chef Gustavo and boat captain Sebastian, and had gathered all the equipment they neede...  Read

11th Apr 12
After 13 months of project planning, fund raising and reviewing the available literature, Craig Turner and I were at the stage of actually procuring equipmen...  Read

11th Mar 11
While on holiday in Panama, David Curnick, a member of the Marine and Freshwater team at ZSL and sloth enthusiast met with Bryson Voirin who has spent the la...  Read