• A m p h i b i a n   F o u n d a t i o n

    A m p h i b i a n F o u n d a t i o n

    Passionate About Conservation
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  • The Amphibian Foundation

    is dedicated to connecting individuals, communities and organizations in order to create and implement lasting solutions to the global amphibian extinction crisis.
    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. This page highlights all the people and organizations that have joined the Amphibian Foundation in their mission.

    Contact us
    562 7 RIBBIT (742248)

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    We welcome anyone who wants to join us in the fight to save amphibians AF Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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These are the folks that work on the front lines of our amphibian conservation and urban ecology research programs, including assisted-metamorphosis, lab propagation, experiemental release, and field monitoring. These are the staff, faculty, and students in the Conservation Research Bridge Program. To find out more, visit: bridge.amphibianfoundation.org


Erin Thibodeau

Erin Thibodeau

Conservation Research Bridge Program Coordinator
Roxana Pena

Roxana Pena

Research Coordinator
Ashley Byrd

Ashley Byrd

Conservation Collections Coordinator
Maura Dudley

Maura Dudley

Urban Ecologist
Sasha Greenspan

Sasha Greenspan

Amphibian Disease Biologist
John Measey

John Measey

Invasion Biologist


The Amphibian Foundation Logo

The Amphibian Foundation Logo

Larval Flatwoods Salamander

The Amphibian Foundation logo, which was drawn by AF Founder Mark Mandica, is a stylized depiction of the larval form of the Frosted Flatwoods Salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum). Salamanders in this family (Ambystomatidae) include the Spotted Salamander (A. maculatum), the Marbled Salamander (A. opacum) and the Axolotl (A. mexicanum)