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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.

Partnership with the Turtle Conservancy

We are all very excited about our partnership with the Turtle Conservancy. The Turtle Conservancy leads one-of-a-kind conservation programs targeting some of the earth's most endangered species. Recently, they donated some of the most amazing, critically endangered turtles to the Amphibian Foundation for us to share with students in our educational and outreach programs, like: Critter Camp, Critter Club, Field Trips and Critters & Cabernet.

Pictured here are Erin (AF Volunteer), Amanda (AF Conservation Coordinator) and Justyne (President of the Georgia Reptile Society) on the day the Roti Island Snake-neck Turtles arrived at the Foundation. We thought we knew what the cutest turtles in the world were (4-way tie: Geoemyda, baby Box Turtles, baby Stinkpots, Bog Turtles) but we were wrong. These things are too much!