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SAINT LOUIS ZOO WILDCARE INSTITUTE AND AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION: ONE MODEL . R. Eric Miller, DVM, Dipl. ACZM Director. DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE LOSS OF SPECIES. GOING, GOING……GONE. AMPHIBIANS – A WHOLE TAXA AT RISK. HOW TO MAKE AN EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTION FOR AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION ?.

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Saint louis zoo wildcare institute and amphibian conservation one model

SAINT LOUIS ZOOWILDCARE INSTITUTEAND AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION: ONE MODEL

R. Eric Miller, DVM, Dipl. ACZM

Director


Dramatic increase in the loss of species

DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE LOSS OF SPECIES

GOING, GOING……GONE


Amphibians a whole taxa at risk

AMPHIBIANS – A WHOLE TAXA AT RISK


How to make an effective contribution for amphibian conservation

HOW TO MAKE AN EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTION FOR AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION?


Visit to zoo atlanta in fall 2005

VISIT TO ZOO ATLANTA IN FALL 2005

THANKS TO DR. JOE MENDELSON


Balsa de los sapos program

DR. LUIS COLOMA

CATOLICA UNIVERSITY (PUCE) IN QUITO, ECUADOR

BALSA DE LOS SAPOS PROGRAM


Ecuadorian amphibians

441 SPECIES IDENTIFED TO DATE (#3 IN DIVERSITY)

40% ENDEMIC

2 SPECIES PRESUMED EXTINCT, 139 AT EXTINCTION RISK

ECUADORIAN AMPHIBIANS


Amphibian threats in ecuador

EMERGING DISEASES

HABITAT DEGRADATION AND FRACTIONATION

CLIMATE CHANGE

AMPHIBIAN THREATS IN ECUADOR?


Andean species are most risk

CLIMATE CHANGE:

.5OC WARMER IS WORLDWIDE AVERAGE

ANDES ARE 2OC

WARMER

ANDEAN SPECIES ARE MOST RISK


Balsa de los sapos

STRENGTHEN ECUADORIAN CAPACITY

FIELD RESEARCH

EX SITU

CONSERVATION

BALSA DE LOS SAPOS


Pilot center 2 year project

PILOT CENTER – 2 YEAR PROJECT

10 SPECIES

$54,000 FROM CATOLICA UNIVERSITY

$50,000 FROM SAINT LOUIS ZOO


Baso de los sapos 6 year plan

BASO DE LOS SAPOS – 6 YEAR PLAN

$20,000,000 US


Sapari adventura en un mundo de sapos

SAPARI: ADVENTURA EN UN MUNDO DE SAPOS

105,000 VISITORS IN 90 DAYS

TRAVEL TO US/EUROPE?


Catolica wildcare partnership

PRE-EXISTING RELATIONSHIP WITH CATOLICA IN THE GALAPAGOS

“SEED” MONEY FOR FUTURE PLANS

CATOLICA/WILDCARE PARTNERSHIP


Catolica wildcare partnership cont

COST EFFECTIVE CONSERVATION

ALSO LABOR EFFECTIVE FOR US

ECUADOR DOES NOT

ALLOW EXPORT OF

ANIMALS, SO MUST

BE IN COUNTRY

NOT ABOUT ACQUISTION BY ZOOS!

CATOLICA/WILDCARE PARTNERSHIP (CONT.)


Photo credits thank you to dr coloma www puce edu ec zoologia balsasapos

PHOTO CREDITSTHANK YOU TO DR. COLOMAwww.puce.edu.ec/zoologia/balsasapos


The end

THE END


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