About

Tom

Tom

The Hicatee Conservation and Research Center’s (HCRC) Coordinator is Golden Stream resident, Thomas Pop. In 2010, Tom assisted U.S. scientist, Thomas Rainwater, in the country-wide survey to determine the health of Hicatee populations in Belize and became very familiar with this elusive river turtle at that time. Tom has worked for BFREE for many years in the past and has been an invaluable resource to research scientists doing work in Belize.

Publications

Rainwater, T.R., Pop, T., Cal, O., Platt, S.G., & Hudson, R. (2010). A recent survey of the critically endangered Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii) in Belize. Report to the Belize Fisheries Department.

Rainwater, T.R., Pop, T., Cal, O., Platt, S.G., & Hudson, R. (2010). A recent survey of the critically endangered Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii) in Belize. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 11(1): 97-107.