XII Latin American Congress of Herpetology

My participation at the XII Latin American Congress of Herpetology

In late October to early November 2023, I attended the XII Latin American Congress of Herpetology that was held in the city of Cochabamba. This city is the fourth largest city in Bolivia and is an important cultural, educational, political, and commercial place. This city is renowned for its gastronomic richness and the large servings are the true evidence of the old saying ‘a Cochabambino does not eat to live but live to eat”.

I participated as a speaker in this congress, where I had the pleasure of presenting preliminary results of my research on the “Cold lizards project”. It was my first experience presenting at an international congress, and I believe it helped me strengthen oral skills essential for communicating my research. I received valuable feedback from other researchers that will enhance the outcomes of my research. Additionally, I had a stand where I displayed a booklet featuring photos and colouring illustrations of the Whorltail-Iguanas I studied over the past two years. The main goal of this work is to promote people’s interest in protecting nature through art.

Thanks to the organizers of the XII Latin American Congress of Herpetology and to the School of Agriculture, Biomedicine, and Environment (SABE) for awarding me funds to cover my expenses to attend to this event.

Estefany Guerra-Correa