The Incilius alvarius toad is rapidly being removed from its habitat in massive quantities, and although we know the decline in wild populations is severe, we do not yet know the extent of the devastation.
Our Conservation Strategy
It is vital that “red-list” species threat abatement and restoration studies are completed to understand Bufo’s proximity to extinction. Although there is not a documented history of Indigenous use, because of the threat to Bufo, Indigenous communities in Mexico have been granted regulatory authority to engage in restoration and monitoring of use, and must be empowered to do so.
Improper milking of gland secretions and Black Market trade
Loss of habitat in Sonoran desert
Dramatic increase in global demand
Ecological — Complete Threatened Species Sustainability Assessment
Habitat — Regeneration and creation of new ponds
Legal — Yaqui regulatory authority over harvesting permits
Education — Encourage use of synthetic 5meO-DM