28 Oct '15, 7pm

Key habitat for #endangered amphibians protected in #Guatemala Rt @CBDNews

Finca Chiblac salamander. Photo by Robin Moore, courtesy of Rainforest Trust. It’s good news for two of the world’s rarest salamanders: Finca Chiblac salamander (Bradytriton silus ) and the long-limbed salamander (Nyctanolis pernix ). A consortium of international conservation groups has purchased 2,000 acres of forest land from coffee farmers, and secured one of the last remnants of critical habitat for these salamanders and numerous other endangered amphibians. The purchase was completed on September 18 this year. The 2,000-acre parcel of land, located within the remote Sierra de los Cuchumatanes Range in northwestern Guatemala, is now the San Isidro Amphibian Reserve. “This is a great conservation success,” Marco Cerezo, executive director of Foundation for EcoDevelopment and Conservation (FUNDAECO), the organization that will oversee management of the reserve, said in ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/10/conservation-groups-buy-...

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