HELP FOR ENDANGERED AQUATIC SPECIES OF THE HIGH ANDES
Both the Titicaca water frog (TWF) and Lake Junín frog (LJF) are sentinel species, which means biologists can use these animals’ health to measure the overall condition of the ecosystems in which they live. As two of the world’s largest aquatic frogs, their classification as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) means that not just the frogs, but also their namesake lakes—as well as the people and animals that these lakes support—are under significant threat.
Denver Zoo and our partners are working to understand and mitigate these threats through research, conservation breeding, community engagement, capacity building and more. Here's a quick overview of our efforts and impact in alpine Peru.