Catharina receives a grant from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Catharina has received a grant from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund. The grant was awarded to support her work on the Luidan stream toad (Ansonia platysoma) in Kinabalu Park in Sabah (Malaysian Borneo). The Luidan stream toad is listed as endangered by the IUCN and there is limited information available on its habitat requirements. Catharina will be deploying iButtons to monitor temperature and humidity in sites where the species lives as well as in areas where it is not known to occur. She will also record general habitat characteristics to obtain a clearer picture as to why this species’ distribution is so restricted.