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    Conserving Urban Reptiles
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Mission: Dedicated to connecting individuals, communities
 & organizations in order to create & implement lasting solutions to the global amphibian extinction crisis.

AF in the Field

Flatwoods Salamander Recovery Team 2017 - Eglin AFB

Flatwoods Salamander Recovery Team 2017 - Eglin AFB

John Jensen and Cottonmouth -  Ocmulgee

John Jensen and Cottonmouth - Ocmulgee

Agkistrodon piscivorus
Fall Line SandHills WMA 2017

Fall Line SandHills WMA 2017

Ryan Myers - Fall Line WMA

Ryan Myers - Fall Line WMA

John Jensen with Gopher - Frog Fall Line WMA

John Jensen with Gopher - Frog Fall Line WMA

Lithobates capito
KSU Biology Mole Salamander Team - Pigeon Mountain WMA

KSU Biology Mole Salamander Team - Pigeon Mountain WMA

Ambystoma talpoideum
John Jensen And Leslie Phillips - Fort Stewart

John Jensen And Leslie Phillips - Fort Stewart

Ambystoma cingulatum
Ryan Means, Leslie Phillips and John Jensen - Fall Line WMA

Ryan Means, Leslie Phillips and John Jensen - Fall Line WMA

Notophthalmus perstriatus
Newt Marking Team - Monson Sandhills

Newt Marking Team - Monson Sandhills

Notophthalmus perstriatus
John Jensen with Marbled Salamanders - Ocmulgee

John Jensen with Marbled Salamanders - Ocmulgee

Ambystoma opacum
Ryan Means And Leslie Phillips - Fall Line WMA

Ryan Means And Leslie Phillips - Fall Line WMA

Notophthalmus perstriatus
Anthony Mandica and John Jensen - Mayhaw

Anthony Mandica and John Jensen - Mayhaw

Hyla gratiosa

The Amphibian Foundation's Copperhead Rescue & Advocacy Program has two purposes.

1) To rescue Copperheads from beheadings and other horrible deaths (the vast majority of snake bites occur when someone is trying to kill the snake).

2) To educate people about the ecological value, and significance of Copperheads and help people get to know their neighborhood snakes here in Atlanta. We work to inspire people to live in harmony with wildlife (including snakes).

We also engage people on the benefit of snakes in general for a healthy ecosystem, as more often than not the snake that was killed by someone who thought it was a Copperhead, was not a Copperhead at all. During the 2018 Atlanta Science Festival, we produced an event titled: The Biology of Atlanta's Most Despised Vertebrate. People love to hate Copperheads, but we are doing our best to change perceptions and celebrate that we still have this fascinating species in our urban neighborhoods.

Visit Copperhead.life

AF's Copperhead Rescue & Advocacy Program Event

Natalie and Erica, Amphibian Foundation Interns presenting on their Copperhead research
Natalie and Erica, Amphibian Foundation Interns presenting on their Copperhead research
Copperhead Event @ Kavarna (Decatur, GA)
Copperhead Event @ Kavarna (Decatur, GA)
'Puddles' our Copperhead Ambassador
'Puddles' our Copperhead Ambassador.