Poison Arrow Frog Reserve

Critically endangered but now daringly protected by Puro. The only secured location in the world for the feared Golden Poison Arrow Frog, one of the most poisonous animals to walk hop our earth. Their powerful venom was used for centuries by the Emberá people to tip their blowgun darts when hunting.

Acres Saved

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John Burton, World Land Trust

“The Golden Poison Frog is an Endangered species found only in Colombia. Dependent on primary forest, the Golden Poison Frog occurs patchily across less than 250 km2 of rainforest on the narrow Pacific coastal plain of the Chocó in western Cauca Department where the project is located.”

Reserve Profile:

Fundación ProAves

We have saved:
124 acres

Total reserve size:
124 acres

Reserva Natural Ranita Terribilis

The reserve was created to protect habitat for the Golden Poison Frog (Phyllobates terribilis), a Critically Endangered and Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species, but also provides a home to threatened birds including Baudo Guan (Penelope ortoni) (EN), Brown wood rail (Aramides wolfi) (VU), Blue-Billed Currasaw (Crax alberti) (CR) and Great Curassow (Crax rubra) (VU).

Habitat type:
Lowland tropical forest.

Ranges from 100 to 200 meters a.s.l.

Located in Timbiquí to the West of Colombia on the Pacific coast. View in Google Maps

Colombia Rainforest Map


Saving the Rainforest

We have been buying and protecting rainforest in partnership with World Land Trust, since 2005. Take a look at the other Puro Rainforest Reserves we have managed to create.