We get involved in conservation initiatives that focus on protecting wild species and their natural habitats. It is important that these species and habitats still exist for future generations.Our conservation work is focused on two areas – community conservation and reintroductions. We empower local communities to protect wild species. OceanikZOOgroup is proud to support the following conservation program:
OceanikZOOgroup is proud to support the following conservation program:
The Titicaca Giant Frog (Telmatobius Culeus ) Conservation Project
The Titicaca frog is a species classified as critically endangered. The most serious issue is water contamination. Another problem is people who capture them as a source of food.
This species, discovered by the famous French scientist Jacques Cousteau, is native to Titicaca, the highest lake in the world located at an altitude of more than 3,800 meters on the Andean border between Peru and Bolivia.
In Peru and Bolivia, it is considered a threatened species, while the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies it as critically endangered.
Recently, we managed to reintroduce some individuals to their natural environment. We also started to educate local people during a series of workshops about how to protect the Titicaca frog.