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A Thousand Friends of Frogs - Center for Global Environmental Education, Hamline University - Connecting children, parents, educators, and scientists to study and celebrate frogs and their habitats.

The Amazon - Norman Penny, California Academy of Sciences-CAS Senior Collections Manager of Entomology’s research experience in the Amazon region; links to related research and actions in support of the geology and life forms of the Amazon River Basin. Specific studies of Amazon Insect Fauna.

Amazon GIS - Connecting the Amazon Community - Using the tools of GIS and the internet, Amazon GIS aims to influence conservation decision-making and promote effective strategies towards sustainable development.

American Museum of Natural History - Department of Herpetology - Amphibian Species of the World Database.

AmphibiaWeb - a site inspired by global amphibian declines, is an online system that allows free access to information on amphibian biology and conservation. AmphibiaWeb offers ready access to taxonomic information for every recognized species of amphibian in the world. Species descriptions, life history information, conservation status, literature references, photos and range maps are available for many species and are being added to regularly by specialists and volunteers from around the world. In addition, AmphibiaWeb provides easy and fast access to museum specimen data from large herpetological collections.

Amphibios del Yasuní Amazonía - Ecuador - Amphibians of Yasuní National Park, Ecuador by Santiago Ron. An excellent guide to the amphibians of the park, primarily found in the region of the Estación Científica Yasuní Universidad Catolica del Ecuador. Background information on the area, the amphibians and habitat. Includes descriptions and 80 photographs of the species in the area. Spanish language.

Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology (CECB) - University of Boston

Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) - The world's richest ecosystem - the tropical rainforest - is also one of its most poorly understood. To achieve greater understanding of this important ecosystem, the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in conjunction with scientific collaborators around the world, has undertaken a series of comparative, long-term studies of tropical forest diversity and change in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

The Conservation, Food, & Health Foundation -was incorporated in 1985 and began making grants in 1986. Its purpose is to assist in the conservation of natural resources, the production and distribution of food, and the improvement and promotion of health in the developing world. Through grants to support research and through targeted grants to help solve specific problems, the Foundation helps build capacity within developing countries in its three areas of interest.

The Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS) - supports data archiving and distribution activities for the space geodesy and geodynamics community. The main objectives of the system are to store space geodesy and geodynamics related data products in a central data bank, to maintain information about the archival of these data, and to disseminate these data and information in a timely manner to NASA investigators and cooperating institutions.

DAPTF- Declining Amphibian Population Task Force - The Mission of the DAPTF is to determine the nature, extent and causes of declines of amphibians throughout the world, and to promote means by which declines can be halted or reversed. Check out FROGLOG, the online newsletter of the DAPTF.

Diego Francisco CISNEROS-HEREDIA - Anfibios, Reptiles y Aves de Ecuador - Diego has done considerable work throughout Ecuador across many taxa and ecosystems. He has produced a prolific amount of work and most is available through his website. A great photographer as well, he provides some great imagery. A necessary resource for anyone interested in herpetology or ornithology of Ecuador.

El Monte Sustainable Lodge & Mindo Biological Station - In effort to facilitate Cloud Forest research El Monte Sustainable Lodge has founded and administrates the Mindo Biological Station (MBS). The bio station is located in pristine cloud forest encompassing elevations ranging from 1,400 meters to 2,600 meters. The station itself protects 6,500 hectares of land within the 19,200 hectare Mindo-Nambillo Protected Forest on the western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes. It is our hope that with more research into the ecology of this unique ecosystem we will be able to further promote conservation in the area. The TADPOLE field team visited here in Feb. 2003, it is truly an incredible place with LOTS of research opportunities to offer.

Environmental News Network - ENN is the largest, most definitive and professional Internet portal for all things related to environment. With daily news, features, live chats, interactive polls and a growing community, ENN seeks to inform and inspire people to involve themselves in the world around them.

Finding Species - Giving a Face to Biodiversity - Findings Species pioneers new ways to communicate about biodiversity, bridging the gap between scientists, conservationists, and the public. Finding Species does scientifically accurate and beautiful photo-documentation of species for print and web field guides, educational exhibits, and conservation campaigns. Ultimately, we seek to stem the tide of species extinction.

FROGS.ORG - Amphibian Conservation Alliance - is a partnership between environmental policy leaders and scientists working to protect the Earth's frogs and other amphibians.

Frogwatch USA -is a long-term frog and toad monitoring program managed by the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with the United States Geological Survey. Anyone can volunteer! You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to make a contribution; all you need is an interest in frogs and toads.

Fundamentals of Physical Geography - An online textbook

Global Land Cover Facility - University of Maryland - The Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) develops and distributes remotely sensed satellite data and products. We are concerned with land dynamics from the local to global scales. GLCF is a funded member of NASA’s Earth Science Information Partnership. The GLCF is "...the best open source for Landsat TM and Landsat ETM on the planet..."
- Digital Terrain Modeling and Mapping Journal

PARC - Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation - hopes to change these attitudes by promoting sound conservation and management of our native U.S. herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians), and also through educational efforts to raise public awareness about the conservation needs of reptiles and amphibians (also called "herps").

PHYLLOMEDUSA - Journal of Neotropical Herpetology - publishes original research articles, short communications and review papers concerning the whole field of Herpetology and is geographically limited to the Neotropical Region.

Save America's Forests - Yasuni Rainforest Campaign - the most biodiverse forest in the world. A must visit for current information on the plight of this unrivaled forest. A nationwide campaign to end clearcutting and protect and restore our nation's wild and natural forests. A coalition of thousands of scientists, citizens, and groups throughout America working together to protect local forests, our national forests, and forests throughout the world. A voice for truth and action for forest protection, speaking forcefully to our federal government in the heart of our nation's capital, Washington, D.C.

SSAR - Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles - SSAR, a not-for-profit organization established to advance research, conservation, and education concerning amphibians and reptiles, was founded in 1958. It is the largest international herpetological society, and is recognized worldwide for having the most diverse program of publications, meetings, and other activities.

World Resources Institute




Stebbins, R.C., and N.W. Cohen, 1995. A Natural History of Amphibians. Princeton University Press, New Jersey.



Hyla granosa, Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Rio Tiputini, Ecuador.


Osteocephalus buckleyi, Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Rio Tiputini, Ecuador.

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