January 15, 2016
José Padial, chief herpetologist, has embarked on an expedition with a team of researchers to a remote, mountainous
region of Peru. This area has not been accessed for over 50 years and has never been studied by a team of scientists. His mission is biodiversity research for conservation.
Throughout his trip, Jose will be sending messages and images via a satellite communicator from the field. We plan to post these updates daily to Tumblr and other social media sites.
In a recent expedition to a different area of Peru in 2014, he discovered several new species of amphibians. Joining Jose and his team of researchers will be a journalist who will be collecting stories and images for a new multimedia
digital platform about biodiversity, sustainability, and conservation.
Join us as José Padial and his team climbs the remote hills of Vilcabamba, taking pictures and studying in detail the fauna of amphibians and reptiles that may never have been seen before.