Harlequin poison dart frog
Image credit: Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación

Saving the Habitat of Endemic and Endangered Amphibians in the Sierra Caral AZE Site in Guatemala

2012 - 2013
Species protected
Morelet’s Treefrog Agalychnis moreletii
O’Donnell’s Salamander Bolitoglossa odonnelli
Bromeliad Treefrog Bromeliohyla bromeliacia

Project objectives

There are three main project objectives. First, the protection of the largest contiguous forest remnant in Sierra Caral for the conservation of endemic and endangered amphibians, through the establishment and management of the first Amphibian Conservation Reserve in Guatemala.


Habitat loss & degradation

Second, the establishment of a sustainable social base of support for amphibian conservation in Sierra Caral through environmental education, outreach and community-based ecotourism in the newly established Amphibian Reserve.

The third project objective is the launching of a landscape level effort for Amphibian habitat conservation in Sierra Caral, using the newly established Reserve as a territorial base for amphibian conservation work, and through the establishment of community managed reserves in high priority habitats in its surrounding region.

This project is implemented by Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación.