Mt Nlonako, which is home to the world largest amphibians species most of which are listed Critically Endangered on the IUCN category of highest threat. One of such species is Conraua goliath (goliath frog) is face with the problem of over exploitation for food and pet trade and may become extinct in no distance time if stringent actions are not taken.
Project Goal: This project aims at ensuring long term conservation of globally threatened and endemic amphibians’ species of Mt Nlonako
Anticipated Outcomes: Through socio economic survey, amphibians’ education in primary and secondary schools and amphibian surveys, this project seeks to improve knowledge and better the scientific understanding of globally threatened and endemic amphibians species, and uses such information for the long term conservation these species and their habitat. It also seeks to advocate for the legal protection of this amphibians hotspot to protect endemic and large amphibians species included but not limited to the Conraua goliath (goliath frog)
Achievements: ERuDeF Institute had conducted base line survey at Mt Nlonako adjacent communities during which community’s view on amphibian conservation and some possible threats on amphibians were known. Meanwhile ERuDeF Institute is conducting a biological and socio-economic surveys in this area in collaboration with……………………………