|Town/Region||Reserva Natural Río Ñambí|
|Continent||Central and Latin America|
|Categories||Amphibians, Communities, Education|
|Date||29 Jun 2015|
After completing the first phase of the project started in 2013, we want to focus now on the rediscovery of Rhaebo colomai, classified as Critically Endangered because of its area of occurrence is less than 100 km2. This species was originally reported from Ecuador, but considered extinct there; in Colombia, the only known surviving population is in the RNRÑ (Ron et al. 2015 ). We want to continue monitoring the population to get data for to estimate the population size and perform a quick assessment of the population dynamics. Considering that six months we sampled during 2013 in the RNRÑ are few and give limited information, we propose a second phase of fieldwork for collection more data that permits to know the population status of this species in that locality. In addition, an important achievement has been the interest awaken in the K-12 student community to know more about these vertebrates. Therefore, we want to continue training more youth in the region, not only involving local people reserve but spread awareness on nearby reserves (e.g. Reserva Natural “La Planada”) close to the RNRÑ. We believe that involving the whole chain of people in the region will represent a major success in our conservation process.
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