Mantella cowani (© Photo: F. Andreone).
Conservation of the last habitats of three critically endangered frogs of Madagascar (Mantella cowani, Boophis williamsi and Mantidactylus pauliani).
by Franco Andreone, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Italy.
Amphibians are at the forefront of the current biodiversity crisis: a recent analysis through the Global Amphibian Assessment (GAA) showed that 1/3 of the world’s species are in danger of extinction. The present project is the application of the conservation strategy established for the speciose amphibians of Madagascar, aiming at collecting data on the life history, distribution and conservation status of some of the threatened species not yet occurring within a protected area, and secure their natural habitats via local management. This will allow assessing conservation actions, assisting the Malagasy authorities to foster the long-term management of the species.
Report Mantella cowani