IUCN Species of the Day: Hyalinobatrachium ibama


The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(tm)

Photo credit: Jose Vincente Rueda


Hyalinobatrachium ibama, a species of Glass Frog, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. It is found in Colombia in old-growth forests, in humid montane forests and near mountain streams. The distribution of this species is now severely fragmented.

The main threat facing Hyalinobatrachium ibama is considered to be habitat loss. The quality and extent of its forest habitat on the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes are currently declining due to cattle ranching and the illegal planting of crops. It is also considered to be threatened by the pollution associated with these agricultural activities, such as fumigation and fertiliser runoff.

Hyalinobatrachium ibama can be found in Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce Wildlife Sanctuary and in the protected Área Natural Única Los Estoraques, but more attention is needed to ensure that a greater proportion of its habitat is conserved.


 Geographic Range of Hyalinobatrachium ibama Credit: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species


To learn more about Hyalinobatrachium ibama, click here.  Or visit the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species by clicking their logo below.



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