Bolivian Amphibian Initiative

 

 

The Bolivian Amphibian Initiative is a project aimed to generate information, monitor and protect Bolivian endangered species, focused in high Andean species; this project is based in 4 components: Training in herpetological methods to a number of people from local communities, park-guards and young biologists; they are learning about amphibian facts and threats that are causing their decline of this group. Research, that is providing data about amphibian diversity, ecology and natural history. Education designed for local communities, kids from schools and protected areas staff. We also are working with the first experiences in captive breeding of threatened species..


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Amphibian Conservation Needs Assessment in Bolivia

 

The Conservation Needs Assessment for the amphibians of Bolivia brought together sixteen amphibian field biologists from around

Bolivia, representing eight different museums, universities, zoos and non-governmental organizations. The three-day assessment workshop,

held in July, was hosted by Bolivian Amphibian Initiative in the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and was facilitated by Kevin Johnson from the Amphibian Ark.   read more