Grupo Rana is a non-profit organization based in Peru and is committed to ensuring that nature and society can coexist. We are working on a range of activities such as research projects, scientific dissemination, education, and environmental management for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
We are currently developing a new project looking at the conservation of high Andean amphibians from central Peru. This initiative seeks to conserve those species by involving local communities in the process. We will be specifically focusing on two endemic amphibians of the Junín and Pasco regions: the Junín giant frog (Telmatobius macrostomus) and the river frog (Telmatobius brachydactylus). Both are listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and so our initiative aims to increase the long-term populations of these amphibians as well as to raise awareness about the importance of these species and their ecosystems within local communities.
In the city of Lima, we are also developing a Seedling Course Project: Connection for Conservation in co-organization with the organizations Enfoques and Econcientizate. The aim of this project is to raise awareness among teenagers about conservation and to put a spotlight on the wildlife of our country.
We believe in the importance of sharing our knowledge and experiences with others organizations with the same objective to strengthen our initiatives. Joining this network is a great opportunity for our organization to learn from different organizations and stakeholders throughout the world who have been dedicating their lives to conservation. We are looking forward to hearing about their successes, inspiring stories, achievements, but also about the challenges that they faced along the way to achieve their conservation goals.