Amphibian Advocates

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 and we’ll add your suggestion to our list!

Anna RauhausAnna Rauhaus, Cologne Zoo, Germany
Carlos Andrés Galvis RizoCarlos Andrés Galvis Rizo, Cali Zoo, Colombia Phil BishopPhil Bishop, ASA, ASG, Otago University, New Zealand
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
Jonathan KolbyJonathan Kolby, Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center Federico KacolirisFederico  Kacoliris, Wild Plateau Initiative, Argentina
Christopher MichaelsChris Michaels, ZSL London Zoo, England Benjamin TapleyBen Tapley, ZSL London Zoo, England
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