Quito rocket frog
Project

Rescue Plan for the Last Surviving Population of the Quito Rocket Frog

Duration
2016 - 2016
Location
Ecuador
Species protected
Quito Rocket Frog Colostethus jacobuspetersi

Project objectives

With the completion of this 3 month rapid action grant, the project team aims to:

  • Collect 100 tadpoles from the field;
  • Install the tadpoles under proper conditions at Balsa de los Sapos conservation facility and
  • Start developing protocols to maintain and breed the species in captivity.

This project is implemented by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation