Monitoring and protection of the Atelopus varius
The harlequin toad is a well-known species from South America, unfortunately these animals are becoming more rare and it’s feared that might be endangered, just as many other Atelopus species.
The main threats are the Chytrid fungus, climate change and habitat loss.
To get a good idea of the population size and the ways to protect these vulnerable creatures, research is needed.
The Herpetofauna foundation is working closely with a few partners to facilitate and fund this research program.