12 12, 2019

Reconnecting poverty-alleviation to biodiversity conservation in Kenya’s the Eastern Arc Mountains

2019-12-14T07:05:37-05:00December 12th, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

Several activities are ongoing in Sagalla hill aimed at the conservation of the Sagalla Caecilian (Boulengerula niedeni), an endemic and critically endangered species occurring in an area about 4 km2. The activities are; (i) awareness creation on the existence and extinction risk […]

11 12, 2019

An update from the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project

2019-12-14T06:56:54-05:00December 11th, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

The Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project was created in 2009 as a partnership between Zoo New England, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Houston Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoo, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute to build captive populations of species at risk of extinction from the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus. Together we […]

10 12, 2019

Conservation of endangered Peruvian frogs

2019-12-14T07:00:40-05:00December 10th, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

The giant Junin lake frog, Telmatobius macrostomus, and Junin’s wancha, Telmatobius brachydactylus are two endangered frogs from the center of Peru, specifically found around Lake Junin (the second biggest lake in Peru). Before 2000, these frogs were abundant, but overexploitation, alteration, and degradation of their habitat, and the presence of […]

10 12, 2019

Equator Prize 2020: Nominate now through 9 January

2019-12-10T06:21:06-05:00December 10th, 2019|Latest News|

The Equator Prize 2020 will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. The winners will join a prestigious network of 245 leading community-based organizations from 81 countries that have been awarded the Equator Prize since 2002. Each […]