Jambatu Center for Research and Conservation of Amphibians is part of the Otonga Foundation. Our mission is to research and implement the Strategic Plan for the conservation of the Ecuadorian amphibians at risk of extinction. Our vision is to be a strong leader in research and conservation of amphibians. Our objectives are to generate new knowledge and concepts on amphibians, and develop technologies to implement a "Noah's Ark" with frogs on board. The participation of scientists, conservationists, educators, communicators, and community will mitigate and prevent the decline and extinction of amphibians. Our research covers a wide range of branches of science including taxonomy, morphology, evolution, biogeography, natural history, behavior, reproduction, and the decline of amphibians, among others.
We are a non-governmental organization (NGO ) private nonprofit. The Otonga Foundation was created by Decree 93 of the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador, on May 28, 1998. We work for the conservation of biodiversity of Ecuador.
Our priorities are:
- Environmental conservation and biodiversity
- Promoting social ethics and environmental responsibility
- Promoting research and sustainable management of the environment
- Support for education of children and youth.
Muchmore Design is a design firm focused on exploring design's role in conservation. Muchmore Design utilizes design, photography, and art to aid conservation efforts globally.
Tropical Herping is a novel initiative striving to preserve tropical reptiles and amphibians through tourism, photography, research and education.
Tropical Herping's goal is to sow the passion for herps among the greatest number of people. Only then will we have the support needed to address the most urgent conservation challenges threatening our world's reptiles and amphibians.