Mark spoke with National Geographic about 'Toughie' and the global amphibian crisis.
Toughie died on September 26, 2016, and his death brought a lot sadness and attention to the current state of the world's amphibian populations. 43% of which are in decline or already extinct. Although Toughie's death and the likely extinction of the Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog is an extreme conservation failure, he continues to be an inspiration to conserve species while there is still time.
We had the honor of contributing to the powerful documentary Racing Extinction, which sheds light on the world-wide extinction crisis.
Here is Mark Mandica, founder of the Amphibian Foundation discussing the global amphibian crisis with Joel Sartore and Louis Psihoyos of Racing Extinction. All 3 are advocates for amphibians — and supporters of the Endangered Species Act. This act protects species identified as in trouble, and now the act itself is in jeopardy of becoming extinct. The loss of which means the end of legal protection of species that really need it.
'The Loneliest Frog in the World' - including a picture of Mark and his youngest, Anthony
by Leilani Münter
The powerful Huffington Post article by Leilani Münter focusing on amphibian conservation and the Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog. She first became aware of 'Toughie' while working on the documentary Racing Extinction.
September 26th, 2019: Mark Mandica: Amphibian Conservation and Vilified Reptiles
Mark Mandica, executive director of the Amphibian Foundation, returns to Stuff to Blow Your Mind to discuss the ongoing challenges of amphibian conservation as well as the value of two unfairly-vilified reptiles: the copperhead snake and the common snapping turtle.
September 25th, 2018: Salamander Talk with Mark Mandica
Amphibian Foundation founder, Mark Mandica had an opportunity to visit with Robert and Joe from Stuff to Blow Your Mind in the How Stuff Works studio and discuss salamanders, amphibians and the pressures that these animals are facing. Mark also talked about some of his favorite things about salamanders.
We were interviewed by Elizabeth Cooper on The Elizabeth Cooper Show!
the Intown Hawk - Wildlife in an Urban Neighborhood
Long-time Amphibian Conservation Supporters Bill Everitt and Amelia Fusaro just did a wonderful write up on the importance of urban amphibians
On their In Town Hawk blog. They also describe some of our programs at The Amphibian Foundation with ways to become involved!
Meet Mark Mandica of The Amphibian Foundation in Buckhead.