Protection and Handling of Reptiles Course

Estero el Salado
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April 26, 2012

The natural protected area of Estero el Salado, along with El Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUCosta) and the Bureau of the Environmental Environment and Ecology, invite you to the first edition of Reptile Week (Semana Reptilia).

Presented from May 7-9, 2012, this conference will teach management and conservation in order to improve the quality of life for our local reptiles.

It will also provide theoretical tools that allow reproductive success in captivity, the importance of the reptiles, the herpetology and its applications.

Taking place on the CUCosta campus, the three day course will include theory and management practice for reptiles in captivity, presented by instructors from the CUCosta Biological Sciences and Agriculture Departments, including Biologist Eduardo Fanti Echegoyen, UMA Reptilario Cipactli, Dr. Helios Hernandez Hurtado and M.C. Pablo Hernandez Hurtado.

The daily schedule begins at 9:45 am to 2:00 pm and resumes from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

Calendar of Course Activities

May 7
• Herpetology
• General Anatomical and Physiological of Reptiles and Amphibians
• Design of Herpetarios (natural environments)
• Formation of Collections Herpetologicas

May 8
• Management of Agencies
• Food
• Collection
• Reproduction in Captivity
• Management Practice in Captivity

May 9
• Reproduction in Captivity
• Management Practice in Captivity

The courses are aimed at students, professionals, resource managers, non-governmental organizations (NGO's), and the population in general that are interested in the management and conservation of reptiles.

Protection and Handling of Reptiles is limited to 40 people and the cost per person is 800 pesos. To register, contact Elizabeth Cardenas at or telephone (322) 226-2870.

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