International Projects

Belete-Gera, Ethiopia, Biodiversity Express Survey – Report available

The first results of our expedition to Southwest Ethiopia are published in our third Biodiversity Express Survey. The Gera forest is one of the larger remaining fragments of forest left in the country. The biodiversity within the forest, however, is…


Jimma zone travel guide

Another Ethiopia-related project! We created a concise travel guide based on our personal experiences in the lesser-known and therefore less touristic south-west of Ethiopia. Are you planning on travelling through Ethiopia and you are interested in…


Update from Beleta-Gera – Ethiopia

The large mammal project is still up and running. The camera traps will soon be relocated a second time. During the first month, numerous mammals (and birds) have already been very photogenic, including these two magnificent creatures.…


Update Expedition Beleta Gera – Ethiopia

The first month of our fieldwork in Ethiopia has passed. The amphibians are enjoying the rainy season and croak abundantly in both natural and not-so-natural habitats. Most reptiles hid themselves quite well for now, but we’ll find them eventually.…


New Pico Bonito expedition species

During this expedition (June 2013) through the, for now, intact rainforest of Pico Bonito, Honduras, several species were found new to science. For now, the scientific description of a new frog- and newt species are not yet published. However, a new…


A new expedition! Belete-Gera, Ethiopia

The Belete-Gera forest priority area in the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia is one of the last remaining natural forests in Ethiopia with a surface of almost 1000 km². It is an afrmontane rainforest, ranging between 1500 and 2600 meters above sea…


The islands north of Papua New Guinea: in the footsteps of Benoit Mys

During the mid 1980’s a Belgian PhD student, Benoit Mys associated with the University of Antwerp, was completing a PhD on the zoogeography of reptiles, mostly scincid lizards from North Papua New Guinea. Benoit tragically died while in PNG before…


Pico Bonito 2012 – Report available

The findings of the Pico Bonito Expedition of last year (june 2012) were recorded in the new BINCO report. The registration of new species of birds, amphibians and reptiles along with several new invertebrate species for the park, including some new…