Botsford’s Leaf-litter Toad (Leptolalax botsfordi)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 14259276
Resolving data deficiency in two point endemic high altitude Vietnamese frogs: are Leptolalax botsfordi and Oreolalax sterlingae Critically Endangered?
1. Determine the known range of BLT and STT, produce ecological niche models for BLT and STT. 2.Gather baseline information on the population status and ecology of BLT and STT throughout its known range in order to inform future conservation management decision making. 3. Build in-country capacity through providing training and mentorship for national park staff so that they have the skills to monitor amphibian populations in HLNP. 4. Assess the specific threats impacting BLT and STT focusing on emerging infectious disease, pollution and extreme weather events. 5. Provide technical assistance to in-country personnel for the duration of the project and beyond.