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AArk Seed Grant Winners

Seed Grant reportAmphibian 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.

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2015
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

2014
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

2013
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

2012
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

2011
Conservation of Scinax alcatraz – Fundação Parque Zoológico de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

2010
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

2009
Establishing a captive breeding facility for Malagasy Amphibians – Association Mitsinjo, Andasibe, Madagascar