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Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 172515883

Ensuring long-term conservation of Barrio's Frog in protected areas

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515883) - Barrio's Frog - Awarded $4,600 on December 18, 2017

We will conduct biological explorations and social surveys to identify and prioritize land conservation opportunities to ensure the long-term persistence of Barrio's Frog populations. 

Barrio's Frog (Insuetophrynus acarpicus) is a rare monotypic species, listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Endemic to the Valdivian temperate rainforest of Chile. The species inhabits under stones in forest streams. This species was only known from the single locality of Mehuín (Los Ríos Region, Chile), and do not occur in any protected areas. Its habitat is fragmented in private lands owned by the local community and timber companies. Habitat loss and degradation have been identified as the main threat for Barrio's Frog conservation. There is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, as a result of clear-cutting, the establishment of timber plantations and cattle ranching.

 



Project 172515883 location - Chile, South America