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Amphibian partnerships: Monitoring a population of undescribed Atelopus, in the National Park Guaramacal.

Project title

Monitoring a population of undescribed Atelopus, in the National Park Guaramacal.  

Summary for web

 

Region

South America 

Contact

Juan Elías García-Pérez 

Position

Biologist, Professor, Curator of amphibian and reptiles of Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Guanare. 

Primary institution

University of the Western Plains, Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Occidentales Ezequiel Zamora  (UNELLEZ) 

Address

Vice-Rectorado de Producción Agrícola, Mesa de Cavaca, Guanare, Portuguesa, 3101 

Telephone

 

Email

jegarciap@cantv.net  jegarciap@gmail.com 

Web page

 

Other institutions

PROVITA, INPARQUES 

Subject

Captive propagation; Ex situ conservation; Husbandry; Long-term monitoring; Reintroduction 

Species

Atelopus sp.

Start date

 

Finish date

 

Comments

We have not found adult individuals, but only larvae, which must be raised in captivity, because the physical threats in the occupancy area.  The personnel of the Park would like to build a facility in which to raise the juveniles to metamorphosis, and then release them back to the wild.
 
February 2013: The project continues and we have incorporated two recently re-discovered species A. chrysocorallus and A. pinangoi. We recently found 70 tadpoles of  Atelopus de Guaramacal so they are breeding. We now include ex situ breeding for suplmentation. We would like to work with aquariums located as close to the natural distribution to diminish costs and develop protocols accesible to others. We are monitoring the three species now.

Total project amount

25,000 

Yearly $ support

$5,000 

Supplies

 

Training needs

Tadpole husbandry.

Needs specifications

 

Volunteers

No 

Volunteer help

 

Financing institutions

UNELLEZ, PROVITA.

Other non-amphibian programs

Actual conservation status of Ameiva provitaae (Sauria: Teiidae) in the Bolson Arido de Lagunillas, Cordillera de Mérida, Venezuela.  Conservation status of the black tailed andean lizard clade (Anadia: Gymnophthalmidae) in the Cordillera de Mérida.  Monitoring of  Atelopus pinangoi (Anura: Bufonidae) in the type locality. Monitoring of Atelopus chrysocorallus (Anura: Bufonidae) in the Ramal de Calderas. Conservation status of two species of the Ameiva bifrontata complex (Sauria: Teiidae)  in the venezuelan Llanos. Conservation status of an isolated and diferenciated population of the red snout lizard Ameiva bifrontata  complex (Sauria: Teiidae), in the Bolsón Arido de Agua Viva, Maracaibo Lake Basin.

Country

Venezuela 

Project photo

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Photo caption

Quebrada El Pollo, Chicken Creek, tadpole`s habitat. Photo: Juan Elías García-Pérez.

Project photo 2

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Photo caption 2

Atelopus sp. tadpole. Photo: Juan Elías García-Pérez.

SortChar

Ven 

Date added

12/12/2009 

Date updated

2/13/2013 
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Created at 12/12/2009 3:55 PM  by Kevin Johnson 
Last modified at 2/14/2013 12:01 AM  by Kevin Johnson