The biggest threat to the survival of these frogs is the destruction of their key habitats.They use quite small areas of rainforest but are only found in sites that have temporary forest ponds – where they lay their eggs. These ponds are threatened by expanding agriculture and mining.
key elements of the strategy, or do so ourselves.
The main components of this project are currenty:
- Suppporting local communities to patrol key breeding ponds in the Mangabe new protected area
- Assissting the Ambatovy Project to ensure that its mining operations deliver a net postivie impact on the species
- Raising local pride in the species and its habitats
- Restoring, and conserving, key areas of forest within new protected areas