A checklist of endemic amphibian species of Tanzania

Latest version published by Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation on May 24, 2019 Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation

Tanzania is a country that is located in East Africa that is noted for its vast wilderness. It is renowned for its safari landscapes, stunning rainforests and Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in the world. The country's vast wildness, rainforests, rivers and lakes make it a natural home for many different species of native and endemic amphibian species, many of which are in danger. There are many efforts that are being done to help the native amphibians of Tanzania, many of which are endangered species. As can be seen in the case of the Kihansi Spray Toad there are efforts underway nationally and internationally to have breeding programs in place to help bring up the population and try to save species that are endangered.

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Keywords

Checklist; Endemic; Amphibian; Tanzania

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Geographic Coverage

Tanzania is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-7.885, 30.938], North East [-2.021, 37.046]

Project Data

Tanzania is internationally recognised as a key country for the conservation of African biological diversity. Its amphibian numbers about 130 amphibians, many of them strictly endemic and included in the “IUCN” Red lists of different countries.

Title A checklist of endemic amphibian species of Tanzania
Funding Bamboo Innovation and Nature Preservation Organization (BINAPO), Tanzania https://www.binapo.org/
Study Area Description Tanzania is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania.
Design Description Amphibian ecological survey

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Alternative Identifiers 99c42e58-e4f4-4afd-853e-bc5588e04c8d
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