• 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)

    Contact Us

    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 dedicated folks who make sure the amphibians & reptiles in our research, conservation & education collections are all thriving.


Jasmine Little

Jasmine Little

Flatwoods Salamander Lab
Maya Risin

Maya Risin

Conservation Collections
Cassie Ashby

Cassie Ashby

Amphibian Lab
Charifa Sidi

Charifa Sidi

Amphibian Lab
Elliott Diggs

Elliott Diggs

Amphibian Lab
Juan Taquechel

Juan Taquechel

Amphibian Lab
Shania Osgood

Shania Osgood

Amphibian Lab
Sierra Sutton

Sierra Sutton

Amphibian Lab
Ajoke Ifarinu-Ojelade

Ajoke Ifarinu-Ojelade

Squamate Lab
Marty Sims

Marty Sims

Squamate Lab
Kellen Murphy

Kellen Murphy

Squamate Lab
Thomas Geaslen

Thomas Geaslen

Squamate Lab
Abbie Loughman

Abbie Loughman

Special Collections
Cammie Caldwell

Cammie Caldwell

Special Collections
Kelsey Strickland

Kelsey Strickland

Special Collections
Michaela Daniel

Michaela Daniel

Inventory Specialist
Jeffrey Weiss

Jeffrey Weiss

Tractability Specialist
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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)