The Hidden World of Mozambique’s Sky Island Forests: Discovery of Reptiles and Amphibians

The Sky Islands Team: Mike, Krystal, Hanlie, Michele, Gabriela, Werner, Simon
The Sky Islands Team: Mike, Krystal, Hanlie, Michele, Gabriela, Werner, Simon

3 November

Only one week before we get onto the road, so I would like to introduce the team. First and foremost is our camp manager, Mike Scott from Khangela Safari’s. Mike has more than 20 years experience in the bush working as a naturalist and guide. He will be setting up the camps and liaising with all the important people on the ground at each site. Then we have our two PhD students, Hanlie Engelbrecht and Gabriela Bittencourt. Hanlie is from Cape Town, having received her MSc degree from Stellenbosch University. She is crazy for snakes and lucky for her, her PhD project is on the biogeography of two groups of snakes, herald snakes and spotted bush snakes. Gabriela is Brazilian, and is registered at the University of Basel in Switzerland for a PhD on frog biogeography. She has a decade of experience chasing amphibians in the rainforests of Brazil, so this is a great asset for the team. Werner Conradie is based at the Port Elizabeth Museum, in South Africa. Werner simply cannot stop talking about tadpoles. That aside, he is able to identify anything, and if he —> Read More Here

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