Smithsonian's Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project comes to the Mamoni Valley Preserve

By Kael Shipman 1 October, 2009

Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project (ARCP). The mission of the ARCP is to rescue and establish assurance colonies of amphibian species that are in extreme danger of extinction throughout Panama. Coordinated and led by the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, ARCP is also working to develop methodologies to reduce the impact of the amphibian chytrid fungus so that one day captive amphibians may be re-introduced to the wild. Earth Train has been hosting ARCP field research at Centro Mamoní since 2009.

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