Amphibian Conservation through Community Engagement in Ghana
Zoos Victoria’s grant will assist the recovery of the Togo Slippery Frog, recently thought to be extinct and under threat from human consumption and habitat damage along the Atewa Forest waterways.
The project will introduce chicken rearing as an alternative to consuming the Togo Slippery Frog; water tanks and household water harvesting systems to protect waterways, as well as conservation education to raise awareness of, and instil local pride in this rare and endemic frog species.
Enabling Mountain Women for Snow Leopard Conservation in Pakistan
Zoos Victoria’s grant will allow the Snow Leopard Foundation to expand upon a successful pilot project to protect the Snow Leopard and other key predators from retribution killing by the community.
This will be achieved through building predator proof corals for livestock; livestock vaccination and grazing programs to increase Snow leopard natural prey items; and through alternative livelihoods programs for women in villages with a high number of conflict incidents with snow leopard - to increase tolerance of the snow leopard and reduce retribution killings.
The project also focuses on conservation education in local schools and the broader community. In addition to these lovely images, the project has produced a small film to showcase their work.