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Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 172515520

Range assessment of the Critically Endangered Lemur leaf frog (Agalychnis lemur) in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515520) - Lemur leaf frog - Awarded $10,000 on January 03, 2018

The project objectives are:

• To survey and assess Lemur leaf frog presence throughout the species’ historic range, including making assessments of population size and confirming that successful breeding is taking place.

• To examine correlations between the ecology and the presence of Lemur leaf frogs, and identify threats to species persistence; invasive species, disease incidences, and types of habitat encroachment.

• To train additional local field staff and Costa Rica University students in amphibian survey techniques and population monitoring, building capacity for conservation research in-country.

• To disseminate the results of the project to The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (MINAE) and CRARC for inclusion in a public database for in- country conservationists to use.

• To develop updated presence maps including population estimates, alongside MINAE and CRARC.


Project 172515520 location - Costa Rica, North America