Takydromus – A new species of Takydromus lizard was discovered on our 2016 Tropical Field Biology Workshop
Owl – Spotted Owlets (Athene brama) are a common sight in Lawachara National Park
NE Wetland – Wetland habitat like this are essential for the survival of Burmese pythons
Python Waterfall – Hatchling pythons are a great sign that there is still hope for this species to persist in the forests of NE Bangladesh
Elongated in stream – Normally local villagers would be eager to eat a tortoise, but with our outreach programs they now call our parabiologists instead
Shapon tracking – Sapon, one of our parabiologists, tracking a python through the jungle
DOR python – Roadkill is a major factor when considering threats to wildlife
Amplexus vampire frogs – With the monsoon rains comes a deluge of breeding amphibians like these Smith’s Litter Frogs
Hoolock with baby – Critically endangered Hoolock gibbons can still find refuge in Lawachara National Park

Northeast Program

We conduct species-specific research utilizing Lawachara National Park in northeast Bangladesh as an experimental platform. Our work results in sustainable management decisions applicable to species conservation throughout human-modified landscapes of Asia. You can study globally-threatened Burmese pythons, Chinese pangolins and elongated tortoises using radio-telemetry equipment in this mixed-evergreen forest surrounded by the famous Sylhet tea gardens. Lawachara also serves as our base of operations for our annual Tropical Field Biology Course, previously known as the Bangladesh Python Project Workshop. To learn more, please visit our Tropical Field Biology Workshop page.