Amphibienschutz Slideshow

Amphibian Conservation

The alarming global decline of amphibian species prompted the zoo associations, zoos and private participants in the German-speaking region to engage actively in the conservation of this highly endangered group of animal species. This amphibian conservation programme supports a range activities including amphibian conservation and research projects, conservation breeding, capacity building, training and capacity building, habitat restoration, and education and awareness activities.

A special funding pot, the “Amphibian Conservation Fund”, was set up specifically for funding amphibian conservation measures. Stiftung Artenschutz (Species Conservation Foundation) holds the Amphibian Conservation Fund in trust for the zoo associations, zoos and private participants in the German-speaking region, and manages its allocation with the input of those partners.

Amphibian Fund Grants

You can apply here for a grant

The partners:

Our current projects



Förderempfänger 2020




Here you can find information about our projects since 2009:


Projects 2017 - Infomation Sheet (PDF)

  • Kihansi Spray Toad
  • Mountain Chicken Frog
  • Ambodiriana Amphibian Conservation Project
  • Karpathos Marsh frog
  • Titicaca Water Frog
  • Goliath Frog
  • Threatened amphibians in the Colombian Pacific II
  • Fringe-Limbed Treefrogs



Projects 2016 - Infomation Sheet (PDF)

  • Malvasa Stubfoot Toad
  • Luristan newt
  • Madagascar Amphibians
  • Northern Crested Newth in Bavaria
  • Northern Crested Newt in Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Threatened amphibians in the Colombian Pacific I
  • Bd/ B.sal and Vietnamese salamanders



Projects 2015 - Infomation Sheet (coming soon)

  • Amphibian conservation in Panama
  • Titicaca water frog
  • Togo slippery frog
  • Crested Newt
  • Pickersgill's Reed Frog
  • Pool frog
  • Threatened amphibians in the Dominican Republic



Projects 2014 - Infomation Sheet (Coming soon)

  • Salamander-Chytridiomycosys
  • Midwife Toad
  • Salamander Conservation in Vietnam
  • Hula Painted Frog
  • Golden Mantella


Projects 2013 - Infomation Sheet (Coming soon)

  • Tititcaca Water Frog
  • Tai Toad
  • Vanzolini's Spiny-chest Frog
  • Giant Squeaker Frog
  • The invasive Bullfrog


Projects 2012 - Infomation Sheet (Coming soon)

  • Semirechensk Salamander
  • Amphibian Conservation in Guyana
  • Titicaca Water frog
  • Amphibian Conservation and Environmental Education
  • Melinh Station for Biodiversity



Projects 2011 - Infomation Sheet (Coming soon)

  • Spadefoot Toad
  • Amphibian Diversity in Pu Hu Nature Reserve
  • Pickersgill's Reed Frog
  • Amazons Floating Meadows
  • Crested Newt


Projects 2010:

  • Chytridiomycosis in Germany
  • European Tree Frog
  • Harlequin Toads
  • Luristan Newt



Projects 2009:

  • Chytridiomycosis and Alpine Salamander
  • Purple Frog
  • Amphibian Conservation in Vietnam
  • Newt Trade in Indochina
  • Titicaca Water Frog