Just a few days ago we released a film of our research expedition, and now with excitement and fanfare we have a new paper out describing a new species of rough-skinned Gephyromantis frog.
Fearing we may reach a linguistic impasse, I smiled, gave a big British thumbs up, and signaled that I would follow him. Best decision I ever made.
Of all the adventures that working in conservation has brought my way, premiering a film has to be the one that I least expected. I've never been to a premiere before, I don't know anything about films - in essence, I really have no idea what I'm doing!
All it really takes is to say you'll do something with enough confidence that you believe it yourself, then mustered the audacity to have a go.
Over the last month 39 people, most of whom are complete strangers, have pledged a little over £1200 towards an expedition hatched in a pub.
Expedition Angano is the biggest and most exciting field project I've ever been involved with. So amongst the maelstrom of planning, here is the trip summarised in just ten points.