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  1. SAINT LOUIS ZOOWILDCARE INSTITUTEAND AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION: ONE MODEL R. Eric Miller, DVM, Dipl. ACZM Director

  2. DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE LOSS OF SPECIES GOING, GOING……GONE

  3. AMPHIBIANS – A WHOLE TAXA AT RISK

  4. HOW TO MAKE AN EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTION FOR AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION?

  5. VISIT TO ZOO ATLANTA IN FALL 2005 THANKS TO DR. JOE MENDELSON

  6. DR. LUIS COLOMA CATOLICA UNIVERSITY (PUCE) IN QUITO, ECUADOR BALSA DE LOS SAPOS PROGRAM

  7. 441 SPECIES IDENTIFED TO DATE (#3 IN DIVERSITY) 40% ENDEMIC 2 SPECIES PRESUMED EXTINCT, 139 AT EXTINCTION RISK ECUADORIAN AMPHIBIANS

  8. EMERGING DISEASES HABITAT DEGRADATION AND FRACTIONATION CLIMATE CHANGE AMPHIBIAN THREATS IN ECUADOR?

  9. CLIMATE CHANGE: .5OC WARMER IS WORLDWIDE AVERAGE ANDES ARE 2OC WARMER ANDEAN SPECIES ARE MOST RISK

  10. STRENGTHEN ECUADORIAN CAPACITY FIELD RESEARCH EX SITU CONSERVATION BALSA DE LOS SAPOS

  11. PILOT CENTER – 2 YEAR PROJECT 10 SPECIES $54,000 FROM CATOLICA UNIVERSITY $50,000 FROM SAINT LOUIS ZOO

  12. BASO DE LOS SAPOS – 6 YEAR PLAN $20,000,000 US

  13. SAPARI: ADVENTURA EN UN MUNDO DE SAPOS 105,000 VISITORS IN 90 DAYS TRAVEL TO US/EUROPE?

  14. PRE-EXISTING RELATIONSHIP WITH CATOLICA IN THE GALAPAGOS “SEED” MONEY FOR FUTURE PLANS CATOLICA/WILDCARE PARTNERSHIP

  15. 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.)

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

  17. THE END