'The Amphibian Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting individuals, communities and organizations in order to create and implement lasting solutions to the global amphibian extinction crisis'


— Through conserving amphibians and their ecosystems, we are protecting one of the most sensitive and diverse groups of animals for the benefit of wildlife biodiversity, humanity and the environment.


— Through conducting scientific investigations, partnering with other agencies, educating others, training citizen scientists, and disseminating information through publications, compelling graphics & web platforms — we are growing a team of committed people building relationships to inspire the conservation of amphibians.

2018 Amphibian Foundation Calendar

Pre-order the first-ever Amphibian Foundation calendar, now available for 2018!

 Donate $20 or more to pre-order a unique 8.5” x 11” calendar created by the Amphibian Foundation. Your support will directly help protect endangered amphibians and their habitats.

About the Calendar

Each month features an up close and personal portrait of an extraordinary and handsome frog, salamander, or newt, plus information about what makes each creature so special. We’re also highlighting the three endangered species in our captive breeding program—the Frosted Flatwoods Salamander, Gopher Frog, and Striped Newt. All photographs were taken by the talented Mark Mandica, Amphibian Foundation Executive Director, and Tess Yaney, Atlanta photographer and Amphibian Foundation volunteer. We appreciate your support and donations to the Amphibian Foundation - thank you!


Pre-orders | $20 + s/h

If you have pre-ordered your calendar after Nov 17th, we cannot guarantee it will arrive before Christmas, though we will make every effort to make that happen. A good portion of the printing and delivery process is, however, beyond our control. For questions, please contact the Communications Team | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Special Donation Rate: Pre-order before October 31st

Pre-order before October 31st to receive the calendar for a donation of $18. You can also donate $50 or more at anytime during the year to become a member.

More Ways to Help Conserve Amphibians

Read our latest blog post to learn why amphibians are important and what you can do to help support these animals and the Amphibian Foundation. And spread the word - share why you think amphibians are amazing with the hashtag #AmphibiousAF, tag the Amphibian Foundation, and tell people about the first-ever Amphibian Foundation calendar.


About the 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 also 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.


Contact Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What will the calendar look like?

The calendar will be 8.5” x 11” and printed on heavy, high-quality, semi-gloss paper.


  • When will I receive my calendar order?

If you order before Nov. 13, we will make all efforts to ship your calendar(s) in time to arrive before December 25, 2017. However, we cannot guarantee or predict an exact arrival date.


  • When will you no longer accept pre-orders?

We strongly encourage you to order before Nov. 13 to make it into the first, and potentially only, printing wave. We will consider submitting a second order to printing if there is considerable interest.


  • What is the return policy? What if something is wrong with my order?
    Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. describing the issue with your order and we’ll work together to find a solution.

  • How much does shipping cost?

Shipping within the United States will cost $6.50.


  • Do you accept orders placed outside of the United States?
    Yes, but we will charge an additional cost to help pay for shipping.

  • How do I pay for my order? Is it secure?
    The Amphibian Foundation is accepting donations through our PayPal account, an American company operating a worldwide secure online payments system that supports online money transfers.

  • Flatwoods Salamander Recovery Program

    Flatwoods Salamander Recovery Program

    2012 - PRESENT

    The Amphibian Foundation is working towards a comprehensive recovery plan for the imperiled Flatwoods Salamanders including captive breeding and experimental release into protected habitat.

    Partners: USFWS, GA DNR, USGS, VA Tech, SA Zoo, the Coastal Plains Institute, Fort Stewart and the FFWCC

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  • Gopher Frog Head-starting and Captive Breeding

    Gopher Frog Head-starting and Captive Breeding

    2009 - PRESENT

    We are working on conserving Georgia's rarest frog - the Carolina Gopher Frog (Rana capito) through assisted metamorphosis as well as captive breeding.

    Partners: GA DNR, Zoo Atlanta, UGA and USFWS

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  • Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program

    Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program

    2013 - PRESENT

    We have proudly developed a Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program with 40 monitoring sites in and around the 285 perimeter and is comprised of over 200 members!

    Partners: Adopt-a-Stream, GA DNR, Piedmont Park Conservancy, Fernbank Museum, Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, South Fork Conservancy, Blue Heron Nature Preserve and the Atlanta Science Tavern and many others

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  • Atlanta Urban Ecologists

    Atlanta Urban Ecologists

    2016 - PRESENT

    We are offering a year long Atlanta Urban Ecologists program to students (Grades 7 - 12) with regional experts in their repective fields.

    Partners: Atlanta Audubon, Trees Atlanta, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Arabia Mountain and the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

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  • Critter Camp

    Critter Camp

    2015 - PRESENT

    One of the most popular educational programs we have developed is Critter Camp! A five full day exploration into the world of reptiles and amphibians. A safe and hands-on experience for our critter campers, we spend the first day on salamanders, then frogs, then turtles, lizards and snakes. Over 200 animals are available for Critter Camp.

    Partner: The Friends School of Atlanta

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  • Young Scientists' League

    Young Scientists' League

    2009 - PRESENT

    One of the educational programs of the Young Scientists' League is the 2nd Grade Poison Frog Feeding Experiment. 2nd Graders learn how to raise Poison Frogs, design terraria, feed frogs, collect data and generate hypotheses. Groups of frogs are fed different prey items, and the groups growth rates can then be calculated and compared. Rainforest habitats can be studied so that accurate and healthy environments can be created in the classroom for keeping healthy frogs. Frogs are donated by The Amphibian Foundation and local Poison Frog breeders. (remember: Poison Frogs are safe and NOT toxic in captivity!)

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