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The Frogs of the Western Cape

Protecting the unique and threatened frogs of the Western Cape, South Africa


A high number of endangered amphibian species live in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. Already in 2018, an evaluation conducted by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) identified three highly endangered species: Roughmoss Frog (Arthroleptella rugosa), the Microfrog (Microbatrachella capensis) and the less studied Moonlight Mountain Toad (Capensibufo selenophos). The overall goal of the organization and their project is to facilitate the formal protection and improve the habitat management for three of the most range-restricted and threatened amphibian species in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, through landowner agreements.


The overall goals of the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) in this project are to:



Activities planned within 2021 are:


>> EWT Threatened Amphibian Programme

You can find more interesting information about the work, which is being implemented in partnership with the “Bionerds” HERE