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    Protecting Amphibians and Their Habitats


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Latest News43% of the World's Amphibians are in Decline

According to the IUCN, 43% of the world's amphibians are in catastrophic decline, or already extinct. This percentage is higher than declining mammals and birds combined. Amphibians are disappearing from pristine environments, as well as developed areas. Find out more about how you can help — starting right in your own backyard!

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  • Amphibian Foundation

    We’re an Atlanta-based nonprofit that leads one-of-a-kind conservation research programs to address threats in the southeastern United States and across the globe.
    We provide unique educational opportunities for all ages to learn about amphibians and inspire conservation.
    Established in 2016 by Mark and Crystal Mandica, we collaborate with partners in the fight against amphibian extinction.

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    The Amphibian Foundation relies on support in the form of annual and sustaining memberships. Our membership program provides the support needed to continue our conservation programs & gives members opportunities to get further involved!

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  • Captive Propagation

    ‘The only hope for populations and species at imminent risk of extinction is the immediate rescue for the establishment and management of captive survival-assurance colonies’
ACAP 2006 Report.
    Working with state, federal and international partners, the Amphibian Foundation develops novel, species-specific conservation programs, as outlined in the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP 2006).
    The goals of which are always to experimentally release healthy captive-produced offspring into protected and managed habitat.
    The ultimate goal is that these species will no longer need our protection and will be safe, once again, in the wild.
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Mission: Dedicated to connecting individuals, communities
 & organizations in order to create & implement lasting solutions to the global amphibian extinction crisis.

2018 Memberships

 2018 Amphibian Foundation Members


Sustaining Members  —  

Aziz Nahas

Heavens Paintbrush Photography

Flatwoods Salamander Members  —  


Jan Wendler

Thomas Palisi 

Michael Martin 

Christopher Herndon 

Erin Cork

Christine Wander

Dave Hulmes

Joshua Netherton

Laurelin Sitterly

Bonnie Harrison

Dedicated to Connor Pendleton Howell

Teresa Stickels

Eva Squires

Jane Voss

Christopher Bagley

Gopher Frog Members  —  

Steven Lindsay  

Carol Parente 

Marc Merlin

Ronald Willson

Andrew Keth

Susan Massie

Eric Maxwell

Patricia Bell

Karen Meinzen McEnerny  

Sandra Garber

Jennifer Parks


Striped Newt Members  — 

Tom Sheehan

Priya Nanjappa

Michelle Hamner

Josh Craig

Heather Bostwick

Bradley Goodman

Kathy Smith

Christina Diaz

Mike Pingleton

John Jensen

Harry Booth

Ian Firestone 

Katie Clayton 

Robert Keiser

Maureen Cartoon

Mark Bacchus

Richard Stevens

Carla Taquechel

Erin Feichtner

Sally Wansboro

Phyllis Ruther

Louis E Kiphen

Elise Cormier

Sarah Horsley

Contributing Members —

Jonathan Buchsbaum

James Treacy

Diana Lancaster

Greyson Smith

Marie Flowers

Robert Najdek

Molly Mount

Laura Goodman

Kevin Burke 

Evangeline Boyd 

Nicholas Hadjimichael 

Lauren Perrin

Daniel Jonas

Rachel Walden

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Everyday Conservation

Suzanne Stern

Luanne Smith

Meisa Salaita

Phoebe Janflone

Chad Machinski

Corporate Sponsors and Donors —

The Turner Foundation

The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation


Joel Sartore and Photo Ark

Georgia Reptile Society

Atlanta Herpetological Society

National Amphibian Expo

American Frog Day

The Waterfall Foundation