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The Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre

Last night I called in to visit my good friend Brian Kubicki in Guayacan during my trip back to San Jose.  If you are familiar with the blog, you will probably already know how much respect I have for Brian and how I admire his outstanding committment to amphibian conservation. Brian has now established two reserves, both purely dedicated to conserving the rarest  Costa Rican fauna and flora. His scientific knowledge and expertise with amphibians, and especially his specialism for glass frogs, has earned him  justified worldwide recognition. Most of Brian’s work with amphibians focuses on protecting them and modifying the surrounding habitat to help them thrive in the wild. The area within the bundaries of the amphibian Centre is the most diverse for amphibians within the whole of Costa Rica, and includes species only known from the locality. Brian has also focused on studying, breeding and rearing many rare species in captivity, for conservation purposes, which are then released into the reserve. It is a most wonderful place and I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in tropical amphibians to pay him a visit. For a wealth of further information about the work conducted by Brian at the CRARC please see here


Please note that Brian is unable to accept volunteers, but for details of how to arrange a tour of the reserve or to book accomodation and stay at the CRARC, please see his website by following the link below


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