By Eliana Lizarraga Heredia, Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbginy

In a coordinated effort, the Governments of Bolivia and Peru, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), have constituted a transnational team for the conservation of the emblematic Titicaca Water Frog (Telmatobius culeus).

The working group is made up of institutions from various countries including ASA partner Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny, and others such as Fundación para as Ciencias, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Denver Zoo, Natural Way-Peru, and Museo de Zoología de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. With the vision of a long-term survival for the species, these institutions will work together to fill in the gaps in the knowledge about this emblematic frog.