Head Office: Ohio, USA
Geographic Area of Work: United States and Ecuador
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Vision: Las Gralarias Foundation was founded in 2005 to support the conservation and habitat protection initiatives of Reserva Las Gralarias and in the Mindo Region of Ecuador.
Mission: The goal of Las Gralarias Foundation Inc. is to raise funds for projects and programs of Reserva Las Gralarias, located in the parish of Mindo, Ecuador, including the purchase of adjacent and nearby lands that will enhance protection for rare and endemic birds, plants and other animals as well as support reserve management, reforestation efforts, biological research, environmental education projects, scholarships, and appropriate tourism programs.[/text_output][line][text_output]Las Gralarias Foundation is an active Alliance Partner working in the following areas:[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/4″][text_output]Amphibians
Threatened species (nationally/globally)
Habitat conservation[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][text_output]Education programs on amphibians
Sites containing threatened species
Taxonomy and systematics
Outreach campaigns for amphibians[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][text_output]Species conservation strategies
Amphibian surveys and monitoring[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][line][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][text_output]Recent Achievements:
In 2013 we received the SOS grant which allowed for habitat restoration along the stream systems at RLG to provide improved habitat for the critically endangered, endangered, threatened and vulnerable glassfrogs of RLG and the Black-breasted puffleg, a critically endangered hummingbird documented at RLG.
In 2014 a grant from Tree Walkers International and the review committee for the Amphibian Conservation Partnership Fund was provided to RLG for habitat protection of Five Frog Creek Headwaters.
Recent publications of research conducted at RLG include:
Hutter, C.R., and Guayasamin, J.M. 2012. A new cryptic species of glassfrog (Centrolenidae: Nymphargus) from Reserva Las Gralarias, Ecuador. Zootaxa 3257: 1–21.
Guayasamin, J., Mendoza, A.M., Longo, A.V., Zamudio, K.R. and Bonaccorso, E. 2014. High prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in an Andean frog community (Reserva Las Gralarias, Ecuador). Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.8(1) [Special Section]: 33–44.
Guayasamin, J., Krynak, T., Krynak, K., Garcia, J., and Hutter, C. 2014 Phenotypic plasticity raises questions for taxonomically important traits: a remarkable new Andean rainfrog (Pristimantis) with the ability to change skin texture. In Press. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.[/text_output][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]