Until this stage we developed studies in 39 sites across Bolivia. We obtained data of different species in the different areas such as population conditions carrying out VES transects, obtaining relative abundances of each species. We also obtained biotic and non-biotic requirements of the studied species taking data about water quality, habitat characteristics and also information about possible predators and also food items that we found the species is using. In all the sites we took notes about the reproductive status of all the species we found during our fieldwork. read more


Capacity building:

At the moment we are working closely with young Bolivian biologists training them in different aspects about conservation and amphibians also in some occasions with students that want to learn about our work. We also organize the amphibian conservation course for young biologists, biology, environmental and veterinary students from different areas of Bolivia where they participate and learn about the work with amphibians. During our fieldwork we go out with biologists, local community members and park rangers were we train them in the work with amphibians. read more



Raising awareness:

Providing information to the people is a key factor if we want to work in conservation, we are organizing educational workshops in schools, local communities, disseminating information about amphibians and conservation by different publications in different media like newspapers, radio, magazines, books, talks and presentations.



Captive breeding:

We already created the first captive breeding facility of endangered Andean Bolivian amphibians, holding five species of Telmatobius from several localities of Bolivia and in some cases we already were able to have the first offspring in captivity. The goal of this component is to keep a captive population of the threatened species of Bolivian amphibians for future reintroduction if is needed. read more




Amphibians of Guacharos


Refugio de Guacharos se encuentra situada en el borde del Parque Nacional Carrasco en la provincia Chapare del departamento de Cochabamba, a 500 metros sobre el nivel del mar, ubicada a tres horas y media de la ciudad de Cochabamba camino a Santa Cruz y a solo 20 minutos de la población de Villa Tunari. 




BAI Documents



Thesis: Patrones de distribucion de la herpetofauna de los Bosques Secos Interandinos de Bolivia

 research of amphibians and reptiles in the Interandean dry valleys of Bolivia, providing estimations distribution areas of the different species that are present in this ecoregion. also providing recomendations for the prioritization of protected areas for the most endangered species.




Thesis: Density and habitat preferences of Lake Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus) at North-Wets of Copacabana peninsula


Research about Telmatobius culeus in Titicaca lake, providing information about densities, habitat use, and others in one area of the lake. 




Report in spanish about the Bolivian amphibian Initiative in 2010  
   Training report presented Eleonore Danhier  
   Training report presented Eleonore Danhier  



Publications of the project:

amphibian ark newsletter Nr 22, March 2013 note about the first offspring of Telmatobius culeus in captive breeding in Bolivia, see page 12


The project in the news:

  Several news in the media


Rescatando a las ranas - Revista Imbox





 Stragety plan

Strategy plan for the conservation Of Titicaca lake frog (Telmatobius culeus) developed for Peru with participation of Bolivian amphibian Initiative.
 News and courses  News about  Bolivian amphibians and the project