Partner Profile: Fundación Jocotoco
Fundación Jocotoco, based in Ecuador, protects areas of critical importance for a range of endemic and threatened species.
Synchronicity Earth already supports Jocotoco’s work at their Tesoro Escondido reserve in the northwest of the country. This reserve is home to a number of highly threatened amphibian species, some of which have been severely impacted by disease. These include two species of Harlequin Toad, a Horned Marsupial Frog , and the Fringe-Limbed Treefrog. Staff at the reserve are currently working on a photographic ID guide to amphibians in the region which they plan to share with local schools and members of the community.
Working closely with an Ecuadorian amphibian conservation group called Tropical Herping, Jocotoco plans to expand its focus to include a currently unprotected area in El Oro in the southwest of the country where seven new amphibian species, which are likely to be highly threatened, have recently been discovered.