Amphibian chytrid fungus is a pathogen spreading around the world that is causing global amphibian declines and extinctions. Many species now face an uncertain future unless we help them battle this disease.
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The Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center (HARCC) team are working to ensure the survival of three critically endangered species from Cusuco National Park, a global biodiversity hotspot located in northwestern Honduras. In 2007, they discovered chytrid in this forest and are tackling this challenging problem with a head-start: a captive breeding program.[/read]