Supata’s Golden Frog Project: Conservation of new amphibians in Colombia

Giovanni A. Chaves Portilla

Supatá's forests are been degraded at an alarming rate. In order to assure the conservation of these forest it is necessary to promote the sustainable use of forest resources and the protection of amphibian habitats. Likewise, it is necessary increase local awareness about the important role local people can play in conservation activities. Using amphibians as a flagship species, a local conservation strategy for Supatá will be implemented focusing on conservation education (workshops, meeting, talks), local involvement (forest guardians, environmental workshops, sustainable management), and environmental policies (legislation, management guidelines). These will ensure the future survival of amphibians and other endangered wildlife restricted to the Supatá forests.

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