Launching of the first Argentine Amphibian Observer Network (AON)

Launching of the first Argentine Amphibian Observer Network (AON)
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Why amphibians?

Since the last decade of the 20th century, there has been special interest in the status of amphibian conservation in view of evidence of the declining and disappearance of amphibian populations in almost all continents.

At present, there are 175 amphibian species described in Argentina, 29 live in the province of Buenos Aires. Lack of fundamental information about the distribution of most of these species hinders the evaluation of their conservation status and the study of their basic biology.

There is plenty of room to create efficient conservation projects that generate a real impact on Argentine populations. It’s our duty to collect information to preserve those species that they are not yet listed as threatened, but may be endangered in a near future if threats persist.

That’s why we need your help.

One project, thousands of opportunities

All social actors are fundamental for the preservation and conservation of amphibians and their habitats and that’s why SAVE THE FROGS! Buenos Aires is putting the AON Project forward.

We created the first Amphibian Observer Network (AON) in Argentina to promote and provide free and unrestricted access of scientific knowledge (open data) via citizen science projects with amphibians in significant green areas (protected or not) in different locations of the province of Buenos Aires.

During 2022, we visited some locations in the province of Buenos Aires, offered training and walked at night in several reserves or private ranches.

Previus years projects in force

- Amphibians from the Autonomus City of Buenos Aires:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/los-anfibios-de-la-ciudad-autonoma-de-buenos-aires

2022 AON Project schedule

July: Beginning of the Project
August: Pilar Natural Reserve (Pilar)- Northern Great Buenos Aires
September: Private Natural Reserve “El talar de Belén” (Escobar)- Delta and Islands Buenos Aires.
October: Paititi Private Reserve (Sierras de los Padres) - General Pueyrredón District.
November: Nahuel Rucá Ranch (Mar chiquita) Mar Chiquita District.
December: Completion of the Project.

Who supports the program?

Wikimedia Argentina

Do you want to join the team?

If you are member of a reserve/NGO or neighbor group in Argentina, fill out the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHRa9iZ-rxHb6wntAmQyzMF2f7k_0I5M09Fo7zGwO6ovb2zw/viewform

Who are we?

SAVE THE FROGS! Buenos Aires is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is amphibian conservation. Our mission is to protect and conserve amphibians and their habitats in Buenos Aires, promoting respect for and appreciation of them as fundamental parts of the ecosystem.

In our conservation strategy, we’ve got four major working areas: Social media and networks, Environmental education and awareness, Research and citizen participation.

Help us, help amphibians!

Donate through Cafecito (Argentina): https://cafecito.app/buenosairesstf
Donate through Paypal (internacional):https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/buenosairesstf

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Go to the profile of Natalia Maruscak
over 1 year ago

Donate through Paypal (internacional): https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/buenosairesstf

Go to the profile of Lize Gibson-Hall
over 1 year ago

What an amazing project thank you so much for sharing with us. Please keep the community updated on how the project goes and if you discover any lessons you learned along the way that would be worth sharing. 

Go to the profile of Lara Reden
over 1 year ago

Do you have an update on how this project is going?