Frog Conservation

Seeing success! 6 species of frog saved from extinction with our support.

Check out how the Houston Zoo supports frog protection efforts in Panama:

Protecting Frogs in the Wild

In recent years, there has been a dramatic worldwide decline in wild populations of frogs, toads, and salamanders.  We are actually witnessing something scientists refer to as a Global Amphibian Crisis. While habitat loss continues to be the most serious threat to the majority of species, especially in the humid tropical forest regions of the world, a fungal disease known as chytrid has been identified as being exceptionally deadly to amphibians.

The Houston Zoo has joined a number of other conservation organizations to establish the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center in central Panama.  Half of the center is devoted to quarantine, treatment, and captive breeding efforts, and the other half is open to the public, with exhibits showcasing the native Panamanian species of frog.


How the Zoo is helping frogs in the wild:

  • We assist with research and protection efforts to save frogs in the wild.
  • We provide funding for much needed equipment for monitoring frogs and staff wages.
  • We had staff travel to Panama to conduct frog location and population surveys
  • We had staff travel to Panama to assist with building captive facilities to protect and breed last remaining populations of endangered frogs.
  • We provide equipment for the captive facility in Panama

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What can you do to help frogs in the wild

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