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In Chile72%


are ENDEMIC. They are not found anywhere else! and A similar percentage of species are threatened with extinction.

Ranita de Mehuín - En Peligro

Ranita de Mehuín - En Peligro

Foto: Sergio Araya

Ranita de Darwin - En Peligro

Ranita de Darwin - En Peligro

Rana de Oncol - En Peligro

Rana de Oncol - En Peligro

Foto: Sergio Araya

Rana de Miguel - En Peligro

Rana de Miguel - En Peligro

Foto: Sergio Araya

Rana de Valdivia - Vulnerable

Rana de Valdivia - Vulnerable

Foto: Sergio Araya

The land owners can help


One of the main threats to amphibians is the destruction and degradation of their habitat. The NGO Ranita de Darwin invites landowners in the country to protect the frogs by creating conservation agreements on their land. 


Together we can save the frogs of Chile!

Frog Conservation Agreements/ Frog Conservation Agreements


They are voluntary or legal commitments, in which an owner agrees to protect nature on his land, maintaining environmental conditions and avoiding carrying out activities that may threaten amphibian habitat. 


In the Frog Land Conservation Initiative, property owners can create one of three types of agreements:

sello certificado propiedad amigable con ranitas

Frog friendly property /Frog friendly land


​The owners declare adopt measures to protect amphibian habitat on their land. The commitment is reflected in a document, a cartography and a signage.

sello certificado refugio de ranitas

Frog Shelter /frog haven


A conservation area accredited by the NGO Ranita de Darwin. The commitment to protect the amphibian habitat becomes an agreement between the owners and the NGO. We will accompany the owners, annually monitoring the presence of amphibians on the property and the adoption of conservation measures.

sello certificado santuario de ranitas

frog sanctuary/Frog sanctuary

A legal instrument can be used. In this way, future owners or heirs of the property must continue with the agreement to protect nature and the habitat of the amphibians on the property.

Agreement Comparison:

sello certificado propiedad amigable con ranitas
sello certificado refugio de ranitas
sello certificado santuario de ranitas

Document, Cartography and Signage

friendly property

Frog Sanctuary

Frog Shelter

Monitoring with NGOs

legal recognition



Network of Private Protected Areas I Protect My Frogs

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Be part of the change and INSPIRE others
Would you be interested in participating in this initiative? 
At this stage we are working in the Region of Los Ríos, Los Lagos and La Araucanía (Province of Cautín). Tell us about yourself:
renacuajos flotando sobre el agua con arboles de fondo


to protect the froglets on your property


Create conservation areas

Set aside areas of your land for wildlife. Create a conservation commitment to ensure that nature is protected over time in these areas. Choose one of the three types of agreement of this initiative, contact us and we can help you.


Protect native vegetation

Avoid or limit the planting of grass, and artificial gardens. Don't remove the undergrowth. The native vegetation is the home of wildlife. Amphibians and many species depend on the undergrowth, which is made up of grasses, ferns, and shrubs that grow under the trees. 


Keep logs and rocks 

Respect the dynamics of the forest, keep dead trees standing, they will serve as a future home for wild animals on your property. Rocks, fallen logs, and decaying woody material serve as shelter, feeding grounds, and even breeding sites for various amphibian species. If you flip a log or rock, return it to the same position.


Protect aquatic ecosystems

Estuaries, pools and even small temporary puddles are critical habitats for the reproduction and/or feeding of various species of frogs. Avoid contamination of bodies of water on your property, protect the surrounding vegetation and avoid any type of alteration around these environments.


Avoid or minimize the extraction of firewood  

The extraction of firewood, even from dead trees, causes serious damage to the undergrowth, and to the moisture and lighting patterns of the soil ecosystem. You can designate areas without firewood extraction on your property.


Do not use pesticides  

The use of pesticides and herbicides puts wild animals and plants at risk. These chemicals usually kill or injure wildlife that are not the target of their application. Also, many of these chemicals remain in the environment, killing other animals that eat poisoned animals.


Do not handle frogs  

Amphibians have very sensitive skin. If you find a frog, avoid taking them with your hands. The captureAmphibian   requires a permit from the Agriculture and Livestock Service. Through contact with our skin we can transmit toxic and diseases. In strictly necessary cases, you must use surgical gloves (nitrile).


Avoid the free transit of pets  

Abundant scientific evidence has shown that domestic dogs and cats chase and kill wild animals, and may even cause local extinctions. Keeping your pets indoors at night, and monitoring and/or limiting their movement outdoors during the day will control their predatory instincts.


Limit the builds

New constructions and roads alter and fragment wild environments. As far as possible, avoid altering and generating habitat loss within the conservation areas of your property.


Avoid outdoor lighting  

Several species of amphibians are nocturnal. Outdoor artificial lighting can make frogs more visible to predators and even affect their perception of day length.

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