We are pleased to welcome ISG Members and friends to the 2019 Annual Meeting!
Our meeting will be held at The Meridian at Lighthouse Point Resort on Roatán, Honduras (http://www.theRoatánmeridian.com/). We will to use this meeting as an opportunity to draft Species Recovery Plans for both Ctenosaura oedirhina (endemic to Roatán) and Ctenosaura bakeri, endemic to the neighboring island of Útila.
Saturday, 2 November: Arrive Roatán, evening icebreaker
Sunday, 3 November: ISG Meeting presentations
Monday, 4 November: ISG Meeting presentations, sunset dinner cruise
Tuesday, 5 November: ISG Business/discussion items (am), field trip to Gumbalimba Ecopark, Roatán (pm)
Wednesday, 6 November: Útila (optional overnight field trip),
OR depart Meridian Resort, Roatán (non-workshop participants)
Thursday, 7 November: Return from Útila (am, Species Recovery Planning Workshop (pm)
Friday, 8 November: Species Recovery Planning Workshop
Saturday, 9 November: Depart Meridian Resort, Roatán
Complete the Registration Form and submit to Tandora Grant by 15 August 2019. Registration is $150 USD and includes two dinners, a sunset cruise, and a field trip to an iguana study site on Roatán (Gumbalimba). Late registration will be $175 (after 15 August). If you would like to participate in the field trip to Útila there will be an additional cost of $225 per person. This includes transport to and from Útila, island travel, all meals, and one-night lodging.
We will have an optional overnight field trip to Útila, followed by the Species Recovery Plan Workshop. Those not interested in participating in the recovery plans should plan to depart on November 6th. There will be a boat ride involved for the optional trip to Útila.
Roatán has an international airport (RTB) with flights most often connecting through Miami (MIA), Houston (HOU), and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), if traveling through the USA. Flights do not service RTB every day. Saturday and Wednesday are the best days to travel to and from RTB, so our meeting schedule is organized to accomodate these flight days. There are flight options with connections through mainland Honduras and other parts of Central America, but we highly recommend avoiding those connections when possible.
Accomodation details for the Meridian Resort can be found here.