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Expedition Nassau

During a recent trip to Suriname, I was able to spend a few days at the Nassau Mountains in the northeastern part of the country. This small (ca. 20 x 20 square kilometers), isolated mountain range consists of four plateaus with a maximum elevation of about 570 m. As these mountains are home to two endemic subspecies of beautifully colored anurans, the target was clear. Continue reading »

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Mocha Island

About 40 km off the coast at the height of Tirua, the forest covered hills of Mocha Island rise up from the Pacific. When arriving by plane, one can easily see how only the centre of the island remains intact, while the coastal areas are heavily impacted by cattle grazing. Luckily the centre is now a protected area. Life on the island is Continue reading »

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