Amphibian Ark is pleased to announce the past recipients of our Seed Grant program. This $5,000 competitive grant is designed to fund small start-up projects that are in need of seed money in order to build successful long-term programs that attract larger funding.
We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals and organizations for establishing and supporting these grants: The Wildlife Conservation Society, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Chester Zoo, Ronna Erickson, Josie Lowman, Woodland Park Zoo, the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Naples Zoo, Florida.
In November 2013 we produced a report which includes updates from each of the seed grant recipients on the progress of their projects. Low resolution (8.8 MB) and high resolution (33.5 MB) versions of the report are available.
Rescuing the endangered Merida’s Collared Frog – University of Los Andes at Merida, Venezuela
Establishing a breeding laboratory specializing in Pristimantis species – Fundación Zoológico Santacruz, Colombia
Saving endangered frogs from Cordillera del Condor, Ecuador – Amphibian Conservation Center–Zoo Amaru
Developing a captive breeding facility at Parc Ivoloina – Parc Ivoloina, Toamasina, Madagascar
Construction of a breeding room at Centre Valbio for endangered frogs from Ranomafana National Park in south-east Madagascar – Centre Valbio, Ranomafana, Madagascar
The first amphibian rescue center in Argentina: An ex situ conservation program for Telmatobius pisanoi and T. stephani – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ex situ conservation program for the Ecuadorian Tiger Frog – Gustavo Orcés Herpetological Foundation, Quito, Ecuador
Ex situ methodology building for Neotropical caudates – Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center, Guayacan de Siquirres, Costa Rica
Ex situ management of Centrolene buckleyi in Ecuador – Centro Jambatu, San Rafael, Quito, Ecuador
Ex situ reproduction and in situ conservation of Alsodes vanzolinii – Departamento de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Honduran Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center – Honduran Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center, Tela, Honduras
Conservation Plan for Eleutherodactylus portoricensis – University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, Puerto Rico
Conservation of Scinax alcatraz – Fundação Parque Zoológico de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Conservation of the Cuban Long-nosed Toad – Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba, Habana Vieja, Cuba
Frogs and toads from south-eastern Colombia – Jonh Jairo Mueses-Cisneros, Nariño, Colombia
Bolivian Amphibian Initiative – Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Maude Island Frog Habitat – Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
Establishing a captive breeding facility for Malagasy Amphibians – Association Mitsinjo, Andasibe, Madagascar