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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can
change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." --Anon.





Author's biography


The herpetofauna of a small and unprotected patch of tropical rainforest in Morningside, Sri Lanka. Peter Janzen and Malaka Bopage. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(2):1-13(e26).


 Peter Janzen - German Zoos and privates  xxx


Ex-situ breeding projects for the preservation of endangered amphibian species.


Dr. PETER JANZEN works with Neurergus as part of his mission to save as many endangered amphibian species in Conservation Breeding Programs as possible, and to provide knowledge about amphibians in scientific publications and to the public. Peter has travelled globally to experience the species and habitats for reptiles and amphibians.

This project is a cooperation with nearly all zoological organizations in Germany and with high experienced private keepers of amphibians. It is the first time that such a lot of different partners are cooperating for the preservation of a group of animals. Peter coordinates the exchange of knowledge and the definition of target species and the transfer of breeding specimen to other facilities and later for re-introduction into the natural environment.

Peter works to establish ex-situ projects getting more information about the species and their breeding habits. In-situ-projects can use the gained knowledge for their projects and if any species will become lost, the bred specimens can be used for re-establishing lost populations of extinct and endangered species in the future.

1. Identifying of relevant species for ex-situ-projects.
2. Gaining success with breeding programs.
3. Publishing of the gained knowledge.
4. Re-establishing lost populations in the field.


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 Dr Robert Browne

Dr. Robert Browne Chairperson

Dr. Browne established the Internet based ARC in 2011 and expanded it globally in 2013. Robert is committed to achieving the ARC's goal to provide for the sustainable management of amphibians and reptiles. He has a wide international experience in herpetological conservation and has published over 40 scientific articles on amphibian and reptile conservation. see Biography