Mitsinjo Captive Breeding Facility

When I first traveled to Madagascar 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 set up a breeding center to protect the amphibians found in their forest. Though I only intended to stay around 6 months, I ended up living in Andasibe 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 research on poorly known frog species. Below are some photos of the project, mostly from 2014 and 2015.