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ATELOPUS SURVIVAL INITIATIVE

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99

atelopus

SPECIES

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50+

TOTAL

members

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80%

are

THREATENED

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What We Do

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Collaborate & Learn

Ensure our members have the technical, logistical, and financial support, collaboration, and participation to ensure long-term Atelopus conservation.

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understand
& know

Gather knowledge and information on population, natural history, and threats in order to help with their conservation in the wild and care in captivity.

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protect 
& SECURE

Help threatened harlequin toads remain stable in the wild, which includes creating new ways to address emerging disease threats like chytrid.

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breed
& secure

Build the capacity of range countries, maintain sustainable captive populations of threatened species, and do reintroductions where needed.

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elevate 
& PROMOTE

Promote harlequin toads as the jewels of the Neotropics, recognizing their biological and cultural importance in local communities.

 

JEWELS OF THE NEOTROPICS

Harlequin toads, the jewels of the Neotropics, are among the most amazing and colorful amphibians on Earth. Vibrant and diverse, harlequin toads (also known as Atelopus), adorn the forests and watersheds of Central and South America with the colors of the rainbow, and are of great cultural value to many communities. However they are also some of the most threatened species on Earth.

 

This beautiful and unique group of amphibians is disappearing in front of our eyes. They need an urgent and coordinated response. People and organizations from around the world have come together under the Atelopus Survival Initiative with one goal: to save harlequin toads from the brink of extinction.

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