The Tlaloc team has also been busy in the field, with particular efforts on conservation of Holdridge’s toad Incilius holdridgei in Braulio Carillo National Park. This species was thought to be extinct until its rediscovery by herpetologist Juan Abarca, who is working closely with Tlaloc Conservation on establishing a conservation action plan.

This month’s field work involved camera trap Placement to monitor a spawning pool and the creation of artificial spawning pools to promote reproduction. Due to the species spending most of its life underground, the current mating season is a key window for observation and conservation actions.