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Defensores dos Anfíbios

At the Amphibian Ark, we know that dedicated amphibian conservationists and others who care for captive amphibians are making a big difference, and helping to protect our most threatened amphibian species and their environments. These captive efforts allow us to buy time, so that the threats faced by the species in the wild can be properly evaluated and overcome, and eventually, captive-bred animals can be returned to a safe environment. We’re excited to share some of their stories with you – we hope you enjoy reading about them. We’ll be adding more Advocate profiles over the coming months.

Want to recommend an additional Amphibian Advocate? If you would like to nominate an Amphibian Advocate to be featured on our web site and in a future edition of the AArk Newsletter, please send us an email at newsletter@amphibianark.org and we’ll add your suggestion to our list!

Teresa Camacho BadaniTeresa Camacho Badani, Museo de Historia
Natural Alcide d’Orbigny Centro K´ayra de
Investigación y Conservación de Anfibios Amenazados
de Bolivia
  Luke JonesLuke Jones, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Jersey
José Alfredo Hernández DíazJosé Alfredo Hernández Díaz, Africam Safari, Mexico   Olivier MarquisOlivier Marquis, Paris Zoo, France
Phil BishopPhil Bishop, ASA, ASG, Otago University, New Zealand    
Jonathan KolbyJonathan Kolby, Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center   Federico KacolirisFederico  Kacoliris, Wild Plateau Initiative, Argentina
Christopher MichaelsChris Michaels, ZSL London Zoo, England   Mark MandicaMark Mandica, The Amphibian Foundation, USA
Arturo MuñozArturo Muñoz Saravia, Bolivian Amphibian Initiative   Brian KubickiBrian Kubicki, Costa Rica Amphibian Research Center
Truong NguyenTruong Nguyen, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources   Enrique La MarcaEnrique La Marca, Venezuelan Andean Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Center
Kay BradfieldKay Bradfield, Perth Zoo, Australia   Jen StabileJen Stabile, San Antonio Zoo, USA
Diane BarberDiane Barber, Fort Worth Zoo, USA   Robert HillRobert Hill, Zoo Atlanta, USA
     
Justin Claude RakotoarisoaJustin Claude Rakotoarisoa, Mitsinjo, Madagascar   Devin EdmondsDevin Edmonds, Mitsinjo, Madagascar
     
Neftalí Ríos-LópezNeftalí Ríos-López, Villa Coquí, Puerto Rico   Cybele LisboaCybele Lisboa, São Paulo Zoo, Brazil
     
Robert HopkinsRobert Hopkins, Natural History Museum in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe   Andrés Merino-ViteriAndrés Merino-Viteri, Balsa de los Sapos, Ecuador
     
Benjamin TapleyBen Tapley, ZSL London Zoo, England