Tropical Field Biology Workshop

Looking to do more with your vacation time next summer? How about going on an expedition into the jungles of Bangladesh, gaining resume-boosting field experience, interacting with critically endangered animals, and all the while supporting conservation?

By attending our Tropical Field Biology Workshop (Formerly known as the Bangladesh Python Project Workshop) you’ll have the opportunity to be trained in radio-telemetry by tracking Burmese pythons and elongated tortoises through the jungles of Lawachara National Park. You can participate in our field lab and learn anything from how to count scales, epoxy transmitters, prepare specimens, handle venomous snakes, and publish natural history notes. And new in 2017 we are offering an additional, coincident lecture course earning you 3 transferable university credits from Delta State University, USA, for $802.50.

You can master your camera’s abilities and learn how to take photos like a pro, even in challenging forest conditions under the tutelage of Scott Trageser with NatureStills Photography. Get into the field every day and night with the chance to find up to 100 reptile and amphibian species, several hundred bird species, and be almost guaranteed to observe 6 species of primate including gibbons and slow loris!

Have a great chance at getting your name on a scientific publication by making a range extension or even discovering a new species! Our 2014 and 2015 trips recognized multiple potentially new species and made several range extensions and in 2016 we discovered a new species of Takydromus lizard!

Do all of this with the comfort of a bed and optional AC every night with 3 hot, delicious Bangladeshi meals every day. Every single dollar of your $2,200 contribution goes directly to the conservation of the imperiled flora and fauna of Bangladesh. Top it all off by taking a luxury boat down the world’s largest mangrove system: the Sundarbans. For 3 days you'll have a real chance at seeing Tigers, Saltwater Crocs, and finding dozens of snakes a single night!

Have a great chance at getting your name on a scientific publication by making a range extension or even discovering a new species! Our 2014 and 2015 trips recognized multiple potentially new species and made several range extensions and in 2016 we discovered a new species of Takydromus lizard!

For 2017 we are running a single workshop from July 11-25. Message or email us at info@conservationalliance.org for more information and reservations. Hope to see you out there! For more information please download BIO 492: Tropical Field Biology.

Tropical Field Biology Workshop

 

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