Rescuing Telmatobius culeus populations populations at Lago Menor
Project

Rescuing the Titicaca Water Frog in Bolivia

Duration
2015 - 2015
Location
Bolivia
Species protected
Titicaca Water Frog Telmatobius culeus

Project objectives

  • Clarify information about the causes of death for the frogs during the die-off;
  • Establish a protocol for monitoring the lake’s condition;
  • Evaluate the die-off event’s impacts on the Titicaca water frog population;
  • Further, in order to support outreach and dissemination of results, the project focuses on connecting main stakeholders such as decision makers, local communities, municipal authorities, and the general public;

Threaths

Diseases

Invasive alien species

Pollution

  • Finally the project aims to ensure a secure population of the Titicaca Water Frog has been established in captivity while longer-term wild population monitoring is in place.

This project is implemented by Fundación para las Ciencias.