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Salamanders on the EDGE: building conservation networks for amphibians in Mexico (Part 2/2)

Four hours and 250km later, in Puebla State, we arrive at Laguna Alchichica, Alfredo’s field site. Set in a landscape that has turned from forest to semi desert over the last two centuries due to catastrophic and complete deforestation, the first thing that strikes one on first seeing Alchichica is its sudden blueness in a […]

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Salamanders on the EDGE: building conservation networks for amphibians in Mexico (Part 1/2)

  I am standing on a narrow isthmus of land, essentially a dirt track running on top of a levee. On my right is a fragment of the once vast Lerma wetland, one of the last sites for the Lerma Salamander (Ambystoma lermaense), joint number 7 EDGE Amphibian species. Salamanders rise up to the surface […]

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How to catch a pygmy hippo on camera

How to catch a pygmy hippo on camera

Trying to get cameras in the wild to capture images of the elusive pygmy hippo (Choeropsis liberiensis) is no easy task, but the project in Sapo National Park, Liberia, is trying and constantly inching a little bit closer to success. In 2010 they set up 25 camera traps in the wild yet only 8 survived […]

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