The Bolivian Amphibian Initiative (BAI) was established in 2007 with the goal of preventing endangered species from becoming extinct in Bolivia.
Bolivia is one of the world’s most diverse countries, with over 270 species of amphibian, over 56 of which are threatened. However, to date there has been little conservation effort to protect them.
BAI aims to conserve endangered frogs in the Bolivian Andes by working with local communities and conservationists to provide high-quality data about amphibian populations. As part of their work, they train local biologists, community members, and park rangers so they can conduct amphibian field research on their own.
BAI’s mission is to educate the wider community about Bolivian amphibians, particularly their distribution, population status, breeding season, and the status of emerging diseases. To accomplish this, the organisation holds workshops, educational events, and exhibitions. It also participates in research projects and has built a number of captive breeding facilities to conserve amphibian populations. As part of this work, BAI also focuses on training the next generation of amphibian conservation experts in Bolivia.
The organisation also works to safeguard a small population of Lake Titicaca frogs and provide captive breeding facilities, allowing us to learn more about their needs as part of Bolivia’s conservation efforts.
Synchronicity Earth is supporting BAI by funding its core costs, which will allow for training and teaching programmes as well as the completion of its amphibian monitoring initiatives.