Summary: Conservation project on the tomato frogs, Dyscophus spp.
Life history traits as useful tool for the conservation of the
tomato frogs Dyscophus antongili and D. guineti
(Amphibia: Microhylidae) in eastern Madagascar
A proposal for the Management of the Residual Populations
and Conservation Biology
A project submitted to Zurich Zoo
Franco Andreone PhD and Curator
Chair for Madagascar of the Declining Amphibian Population Task Force DAPTF-IUCN
Gondwana Conservation and Research, and Museo Regionale di Sxienze Naturali, Torino
Amphibians of Madagascar, with more than 220 species currently known, are featured by a 99%
endemicity rate, facing anyway a poverty in terms of families (only Hyperoliidae, Mantellidae, Ranidae,
and Microhylidae are present on the Grand'Ile).
Madagascar is also sadly known for the increasing deforestation rate, with the so-called tavy