Until this stage we developed studies in more than 70 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
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
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.
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
Following we present some of the documents Bolivian amphibian Initiative has developed, provided or supported to develop
|Patrones de distribucion de la herpetofauna de los bosques secos de Bolivia. 2009. Mendoza Patricia|
Density and habitat preferences of Lake Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus) at North- West of Copacabana peninsula. 2011, Genova I, Marina
PROPUESTA DE ESTRATEGIAS DE PREVENCIÓN Y CONTROL PARA REDUCIR LOS IMPACTOS AMBIENTALES PRODUCIDOS POR LA CAZA INDISCRIMINADA Y TRÁFICO DE LA RANA GIGANTE (Telmatobius culeus) DEL LAGO TITICACA. 2013. Rodrigues Adriana
|ECOTURISMO PARA LA CONSERVACIÓN DE LA RANA GIGANTE DEL TITICACA (Telmatobius culeus CR) Propuesta ecoturística para la comunidad Sicuani. 2013. Salamanca Jaime|
|Elaboración de una para el manejo y control de aguas para la cría en cautiverio de Telmatobius culeus. 2014. Fuentes Andrea|
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.
|Lake Titicaca's Frog (Telmatobius culeus) Conservation Strategy Workshop|
|Libro rojo de vertebrados de Bolivia, capitulo anfibios, 2009|
|Plan de accion para la conservacion de los anfibios amenazados de Bolivia, 2013|