The Atelopus Initiative: conserving endangered Tropical Andean amphibians
Dr Robert Bensted-Smith
CI - Conservation International Foundation
Host Country Institutions:
University of Toronto
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
To increase capacity, cooperation and knowledge so as to provide the regional capacity necessary to manage current declines and avoid future amphibian extinctions.
1) Strengthening institutional and individual capacity to coordinate and implement initiative.2) Regional training programme & field tools to assist monitoring.3) Improve knowledge through targeted fieldwork.4) Species and site conservation Action Plans produced.5) Formulate 10-year research and conservation programme for amphibians in the region.6) Increased public awareness of the amphibian crisis and the need to intensify conservation efforts.
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