The reserve is situated near the bank of the Timbiqui River, a short distance from the municipality of Timbiqui within the Cauca Department. The zone is tropical, with hot temperatures of 26°C and above and with humidity levels between 80-90% year round.
The Golden Poison Frog (Phyllobates terribilis) can be found in the humid forests of the Chocó and is endemic to the Pacific coast of Colombia. This spectacular amphibian belongs to the poison dart frog family Dendrobatidae and is considered to be one of the most poisonous vertebrates on Earth. The preferred habitat of Phyllobates teribilis is extremely wet areas of forest which receive over 5000mm of rain a year.
Between 100 and 200 m.s.l
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“Zero Extinction” Seven Wonders Campaign Announced
Monday 10 September 2012.
A new initiative was announced earlier today by the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea. AZE’s 7 Wonders (www.AZE7Wonders.org) campaign asks voters to help select seven sites from around the globe to highlight the plight of species on the brink. The winning sites will be featured in a campaign to help conserve endangered species.
Conservation Victory For One of World’s Deadliest Animals
Wednesday 9 May 2012.
Conservationists are celebrating the establishment of a new nature reserve in Colombia that provides the first sanctuary for the endangered golden poison frog, an animal that also has the distinction of being possibly the world’s deadliest animal.