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 Post subject: Join the 2016 Bangladesh Python Project Expedition!
PostPosted: September 15th, 2015, 4:47 pm 
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Hey guys and gals,

We are now accepting applicants for the 2016 Bangladesh Python Project Workshop!

We are offering 2 identical sessions for 2016:
1st session: July 11 - July 25
2nd session: July 29 - August 12

If you are looking to do something useful yet fun with your vacation time, this is it! Go somewhere exotic, brush up on everything from photography to in-depth herp ID to surgical transmitter implantation. All the while supporting conservation in an area that desperately needs it.

In the last 2 years that we have ran the workshop we have made range extensions for Water Monitor (Varanus salvator), Painted Keelback (Xenochrophis cerasogaster), and Crab-eating Snake (Fordonia leucobalia), a country record for the white-headed blind snake, and the discovery of probably novel species of Micryletta frog and Crytodactylus gecko. All discoveries on the trip are published with the participants as co-authors, so this is a great opportunity to get your name on a paper!

The basic trip itinerary would consist of 9 days in Lawachara National Park performing herpetofaunal and mammalian surveys, photo workshops, radio-tracking transmittered tortoises and pythons through the forest, and the associated lab work. 1 day will be spent exploring Ratargul Freshwater Swamp by boat, which is the only freshwater swamp left in the region and one of only 8 in the entire world! And 3 days will be spent boating down the Sundarbans, the largest Mangrove system in the world! A normally cost-prohibitive experience, we will be taking a very comfortable boat down the system finding 2 species of freshwater dolphin, terrapins, saltwater crocs, and up to 70 snakes a night!

Cost is $2200 per person. This is all inclusive from the time you land to the time you leave. The only items not covered are airfare, visa (~$50), and souvenirs.
**ALL proceeds from the trip go DIRECTLY to the conservation of Elongated Tortoises and Burmese Pythons**

If you’re interested in the trip you can email me at [email protected] or message me on Facebook for more information.

And here are a few teaser pics from this past summer's trip :-)

ImageBlack Krait (Bungaris niger) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageIndian Peacock Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia hurum) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageYellow-spotted Wolf Snake (Lycodon jara) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageWestern Hoolook Gibbon (Hoolook hoolook) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageWhite-Banded Kukri Snake (Oligodon albocinctus) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageVampire Frog (Leptobatrachium smithi) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageSpotted Owlet (Athene brama) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageRatargul by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageButterfly by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImagePhayre's Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageAsian Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageAsian Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

ImageChinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) by Scott Trageser, on Flickr

Hope to see you out there!

And again, if you’re interested in the trip you can email me at [email protected] or message me on Facebook for more information.


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