Over 60 wood carvings of different species of Puerto Rican coquíes will be featured in the exhibition “To the rescue of the Puerto Rican coquí”, in Plaza Las Americas, from tomorrow, Monday 20, until next Sunday, June 26. The exhibition will also be presented at Plaza Del Caribe in Ponce, from July 28 to 3.
According to information provided, the artisans based their work on research carried out by Dr. Rafael Joglar, biology professor, amphibian expert and founder of the non-profit Coquí Project.
In the same way, it is reported that the coquí carving contest, which is held at the suggestion of Dr. Joglar, has the objective of promoting the carving of this national symbol among artisans and to educate about the 17 varieties of coquíes that exist. In Puerto Rico.
In addition, as part of the exhibition, photographs of the different species of coquíes that still exist and that are part of Dr. Joglar’s research, as well as related literature, will be exhibited.