Mitsinjo Captive Breeding Facility

When I first traveled to Madagascar in 2006 I went straight to Andasibe, the frog capital of the island. Here I met a guide from the community-run conservation organization Mitsinjo who suggested I return to the island and help them set up a breeding center to help protect the amphibians found in their forest. Though I only intended to stay around 6 months, I ended up living in Andasibe, Madagascar and working on the project for 6 years. Today the project helps protect the Critically Endangered frog Mantella aurantiaca from extinction through a managed breeding effort and also works to conduct captive husbandry studies on poorly known frog species so that they are prepared to establish captive populations if needed. Below are some photos of the project. Enjoy!

 

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