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!
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. Join Us! 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! Read More
‘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.Read More
The Amphibian Foundation offers many biology and conservation programs for kids. The following programs are offered for classroom studies, projects and experiments. All amphibians are donated by The Amphibian Foundation and its partners to schools for their experiments.**As the animals donated are born at the Amphibian Foundation, some of the projects are dependent on the availability of the baby frogs and salamanders**
Amphibian Foundation @ Your School!
The Amphibian Foundation Education & Outreach Team would be happy to come to your school and engage students with reptiles and amphibians. We can provide live demonstrations, presentations on biology and conservation, we can work with your school on monitoring the campus for amphibians, and teach students how to collect data and conduct research. Contact us about visiting your school.
This project is intended for 2nd - 4th Grade Classrooms. Students research rainforests and what makes them unique. They investigate the qualities that make a rainforest, and work towards using the key features to design a vivarium that can sustain rainforest frogs, like Cobalt Poison Frogs. With guidance, the students will construct the enclosure and when it is ready — we add the baby Poison Frogs!