In October 2015, I visited Ecuador for the first time. I spent my first ten days in the country traveling with amphibian biologist Chelsea Carson. We visited the Amazon, the Andes and the coast to develop the SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour. At the end of our travels, I interviewed Chelsea while overlooking the Pacific Coast at Tabuga in Ecuador’s Manabi province. We discussed Chelsea’s career path and how she went from being an undergraduate organizing Save The Frogs Day events to a Fulbright scholar researching amphibians in Ecuador and organizing ecotours. Chelsea teaches us about Ecuador’s primary ecosystems and the threats they face, and we learn about Chelsea’s research in the streams and agricultural areas of the Ecuadorian cloudforest. We also discuss the value of ecotours, both for the ecotourist and the local communities. And of course we talk about the SAVE THE FROGS! Ecuador Ecotour and the beautiful frog habitats we visit on the tour.
Chelsea Carson smiling with a glass frog in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
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WOW! What a trip! The SAVE THE FROGS! Eco-tour to Belize was a blast! From June 19th to the 28th, ten frog-saving supporters trekked through rainforests, hiked through pine savannah, relaxed on white, sandy beaches, and found lots and lots of beautiful frogs! See the adventure for yourself and check out these amazing photos from the … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! Eco-tour to Belize was a huge success!
You are cordially invited to join SAVE THE FROGS! on a 10-day eco-tour of Belize in June 2014! Belize is a wonderful little country located east of Guatemala and nestled beneath the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Like many countries in Central America, Belize is a hotspot of biodiversity. Belize is home to at least 37 … Continue reading Join SAVE THE FROGS! in Belize this Summer!
The SAVE THE FROGS! Eco-tour to Belize has taken off to a great start! The rains have come and the frogs are out! So far we have encountered 10 species of frogs and toads. By far the most beautiful of frog species we observed this evening was the Red-eyed Tree Frog, Agalychnis callidryas. It is … Continue reading Save The Frogs Eco-tour to Belize has begun!
Would you like to join SAVE THE FROGS! on an amazing tropical adventure in Belize? We have two spots available on our upcoming SAVE THE FROGS! Eco-Tour to Belize (July 11-20, 2013). We are offering this exciting experience at a significantly reduced rate of $1,795 (a major discount from the standard $2,295 price!). This cost includes … Continue reading Last chance to join Save The Frogs in Belize!
La MICA Biological Station is a research and ecotourism facility in El Copé, Coclé Province in the Republic of Panama. La MICA focuses on conservation of the local environment, culture, and history through research, education, and global outreach. This is a unique project because it has incorporated the local people in every stage and position possible. … Continue reading La MICA Biological Station – Partner in Amphibian Conservation
You are cordially invited to join SAVE THE FROGS! on a 10-day eco-tour of Belize January 5th through January 15th, 2013! Belize is a wonderful little country located east of Guatemala and nestled beneath the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Like many countries in Central America, Belize is a hotspot of biodiversity. Belize is home to … Continue reading Join SAVE THE FROGS! in Belize – January 2013