February 26, 2016
After leaving Vilcabamba, we stopped in Ayacucho where we were invited to give talks at the Cultural Center of the University of San Cristobal de Huamanga. The event was organized by Pro Fauna Silvestre Ayacucho, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and conservation of nature. I gave a talk about the role that natural history museums are playing in conservation through Biodiversity Inventories, and provided a brief overview of the results of our expedition. Dr. Santiago Castroviejo, from the Potificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, presented new results on the evolutionary history of glass frogs (Centrolenidae).
José Padial and his team of researchers traveled to the remote Vilcabamba mountains of Peru in the pursuit of biodiversity research. He blogs and sends photos as often as possible capturing his expedition and his journey home.