Leopard skunk frog (Aromobates leopardalis)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 200523847
Unveiling the conservation needs of a unique, endemic and critically endangered Venezuelan high Andean frog
1. To assess the species’ geographic distribution and to gather data on its ecology and biogeography (largely unknown). Field work will attend historic localities and explore new areas with new populations. Next step: draw new distribution map. If needed, new areas could be proposed to be protected. 2. To identify actual and potential threats to the species. Next step: take actions to mitigate or warn about the threats. 3. Do community work to warn people about the deleterious effects of agriculture, farming and fires on the natural populations and to get these people involved to implement with them some ways to mitigate the problems. Next step: implement plans with the local communities to preserve the species and the habitat where it occurs. 4. To write conservation action plan for the species. Next step: Take actions, do recovery management plans and reassess the conservation status of the species.
- Aromobates leopardalis Technical Report. To be the basis for a conservation article to be sent to the Amphibian Ark Newsletter. It provides basic data, novel information and updates on the species.
- Aromobates leopardalis Action Plan. Intended for conservation purposes. To be also sent to the public repository of Amphibian Ark, as a basis for potential future ex situ projects.
- Conservation education blog post on the Mucubají mapurite frog, an endangered species. Aromobates leopardalis
- Published Technical Report on Aromobates leopardalis for the Amphibian Survival Alliance's Bulletin. Field activities with Aromobates leopardalis during covid/19 pandemic.
Project 200523847 location - Venezuela, South America