Abronia Project Update 09-06-2011
Lately, we’ve been focusing on educational talks about Abronia in schools within priority areas.
We gave our second talk within the natural habitat of Abronia meledona; teachers and kids were very excited.
We also gave our first talk within the natural habitat of Abronia fimbriata.
And in one particular area within the natural habitat of Abronia frosti we had to have a teacher translate our talk from Spanish into Chuj, which is the most commonly spoken language.
As you remember last time I wrote, we were defining the conservation areas within the property that one of the landowners donated to us for conservation. Right now our strategy involves reforestation efforts to increase connectivity and areas for reintroduction.
This weekend we are going to acquire our third A. frosti individual, the one that the villager’s found. This individual may be used for in situ reproduction or it may be released in the future within an area where we can ensure its safety.
We moved some of the Abronia to new cages and they were acclimating to simulations of their natural habitat.
Right now we are preparing for the two weeks of telemetry in September.
That’s all for now