We work with young Bolivian biologists and students to give them opportunities in different areas of conservation. We organize an amphibian conservation course for aspiring conservationists, young biologists, environmental and veterinary students from different areas of Bolivia, where they can participate and learn about working with amphibians. In undertaking our field research, we invite local biologists, community members and park rangers where we can train them in amphibian field skills. Our dream is to use the central location of Bolivia within South America to become a centre where we can invite and train conservationists from across South America.
We know the importance of leaving a legacy that future generations can take on and continue to protect species. Without inspired future generations, the conservation work stops. We organise educational workshops in schools and local communities, giving information about amphibians and their importance. We like to use different publications in the media including newspapers, radio, magazines, books, talks and presentations to reach as many people as possible. Providing information to the people is a key factor if we want to be successful in conservation.
We have studied more than 70 sites across Bolivia. We collect information from every species found to help protect them.
The key information we collect includes:
Some amphibian species continue to survive today solely because of successful breeding programs. The goal of this component is to learn from captive populations of the threatened Bolivian amphibian species for future reintroductions if they are required. We also want to use the captive facilities to give the best chance of survival to frogs that have been confiscated from the illegal food and 'medicine' trade.