South American Projects
South America boasts the country with the most amphibian species (Brazil), the country with the most threatened amphibian species (Colombia), and the most “frog-diverse” country – that is, the country with the most amphibian species per unit area (Ecuador). It also boasts some of the highest numbers of amphibian biologists, and our understanding of the amphibian fauna of this region is therefore relatively good when compared with other regions. ASA partner Fundacion ProAves has established half a dozen reserves for threatened amphibians in Colombia, including the first private reserve that we know of established for amphibians. Most recently, ASA has supported local partners Jocotoco establish a new reserve for three endemic amphibians in Ecuador, and we are working with partners Instituto Uiraçu in Brazil to help protect the home of the Flea Toad.