dendroWorks is helping support amphibian conservation, primarily focused on frogs, through providing financial assistance with funding projects here in the UK and in Central and South America.
We also provide dartfrogs for sale through our captive breeding programme which guarantees any frog bought from us has been bred by us and now 20% of all our sales are donated to conservation projects which are aimed at protecting or enhancing frog species or habitats.
" Amphibians are facing a global crisis that without our
help could mean extinction for many species. It’s great
to see dendroWorks supporting conservation projects
such as pond creation and habitat enhancement
focused on frogs both here in the UK and in Central
and South America. "
Professor David Bellamy
OBE. BSc., PhD., Hon:- FLS,. FIBiol., DSc., DUniv., FIBiol., FCIWEM Hon
I.D.N International Dendrobatid Network
and welcome to Rainforest Ark International Network or its shorter working name - RAIN. This is a brief overview that will hopefully illustrate our fundamental goals for this project.
Currently we are adding the final touches to our new website which will offer a much closer look into our world and the process of how we got here. As things progress, we will go into more details of the areas we are working in. We still have many things to fine tune as we move forward but will keep everyone updated with as much information as possible. There will be opportunities to support and assist us in this incredible journey of protecting the neotropical amphibians of Central and South America and the lives of the people who live amongst them.
Our work has officially begun in the Peruvian rainforest where, in partnership with the local community, flora & fauna monitoring and data collection is well underway. The next task will be identifying and developing strategically located ‘protected’ RAIN areas to ensure rainforest biodiversity and its future is sustainable. These areas will serve as refuges and rehabilitation areas for endangered flora & fauna actively managed by our group, and most importantly, the local community itself. Many endangered species are already living in these areas and need further protection to secure their future. We will provide this by acquiring surrounding and adjacent parcels of land to act as wildlife corridors and buffer zones.
So in short...
Rainforest Ark International Network’s project will provide a sanctuary from the 'flood' of threats that the rainforest is facing today- deforestation, pollution, illegal mining, species poaching, smuggling, etc. We have started our efforts by securing land in an area of central Peru. This is the first step and will form the initial focus of RAIN. This land will provide a host of opportunities - captive breeding of threatened wildlife, education, a limited amount of accommodation for tourists, work for locals, assessments of alternative energy provision - wind, water, sun, earth (thermo springs, heat exchange, etc)....the list is endless.
RAIN is fundamental to the survival of the rainforest and this is also a focus of the project both in title and in ephemeral aspects that RAIN sustains life in the forest, it sustains the whole biodiversity and this is one of the main objectives of the project in that it will engage with the people first and with their help provide renewable resources to enable them to live in harmony with the land and not divorced for their ecosystems.
Many wonderful projects to save amphibians are starting to flourish around the world. Without the continued support of individuals and organizations it would be impossible to get these projects off the ground. We want to personally thank each and every one for their support over the years to make this all come together for our efforts in the fight...
Kevin and Graham