President of Cameroon Suspends Logging Concessions in Ebo Forest

2020-08-14T07:09:02-04:00August 14th, 2020|Latest News, Partner Updates|

Nearly three weeks after the government of Cameroon approved a forestry management unit that would destroy Ebo Forest in the country’s Littoral Region, President Paul Biya withdrew the decree establishing a logging concession Aug. 11 and suspended the process for a second concession. Conservationists welcomed the news and are […]

New spots for frogs in the Western Cape

2020-08-12T08:04:34-04:00August 12th, 2020|Latest News, Partner Updates|

In a bid to better understand the distribution and threats facing several highly threatened and endemic amphibians, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s (EWT) Threatened Amphibian Programme (TAP) recently launched a project in the Western Cape, focusing on five of the most range-restricted frogs of the region. This work is being done […]

Cultural association and its role in garnering support for conservation: the case of the Mountain Chicken Frog on Dominica

2020-08-05T08:18:07-04:00August 5th, 2020|Partner Updates|

The cultural significance of a species can play an important role in garnering local support for conservation. In a paper recently published in the journal Reptile and Amphibian Conservation, we used the Critically Endangered mountain chicken frog (Leptodactylus fallax) on Dominica as a case study to understand whether a species’ […]

Instituto Boitatá in the fight for the conservation of the Brazilian fauna

2020-08-04T08:17:33-04:00August 1st, 2020|Partner Updates|

The Instituto Boitatá was created in 2014 with the commitment to study and preserve species and ecosystems in Brazil. Since its foundation, we have lead and participated in a series of scientific and educational activities. With the overarching goal of promoting long-term conservation, our work aims to create and disseminate […]

Amphibian conservation in Colombia by ProAves: before and after peace

2020-08-04T04:48:51-04:00July 31st, 2020|Partner Updates|

With 802 species of amphibians, Colombia is second only to Brazil as the most diverse nation on earth for these spectacular creatures. Sadly 46% of these species (368) are Threatened with extinction and with many new species being discovered restricted to the last fragments of natural habitat it is likely […]

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