Andes Amazon Mesoamerica Amphibians

About NCF

Neotropical Conservation Foundation (NCF) is non-governmental organization founded in the year 2005, Washington, DC. 

CONTACT: Ted R. Kahn

Mission: Safeguard and evoke passion for endangered habitats, communities, and wildlife in Mexico, Central America, and South America in order to insure their mutual survival as a prerequisite to their and our combined knowledge and benefit through sustainable development, community involved partnerships and environmental conservation, using the tools of science and education to preserve endangered species and their ecosystems, through habitat and community enrichment, using  ecosystem management, education, and long-term employment, species survival and recovery strategies.

Board of Directors
Ted R. Kahn, Executive Director (USA)
Lowell Dodge, Treasurer (USA)
Natalia Montoya, Executive Secretary (Colombia)
Enrique La Marca (Venezuela)
Diego Francisco Cisneros-Heredia (Ecuador)
Advisory Board
Clinton N. Jenkins (USA/Brazil) – Spatial Analysis and Conservation Design
Arlo Hanlin Hemphill (USA) – Coastal Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Lucy Cooke (UK/International) – Media and Cinema
Josiah Townsend (USA/Mesoamerica) – Mesoamerican Amphibians
Kristopher Lee Kraus (USA) – Climate Science
Sylvia S. Tognetti (USA/International) – Payments for Environmental Services
Matt Finer (USA/Peru/Ecuador/Bolivia) – Amazon Threats
Larry D. Wilson (USA/Honduras) – Mesoamerican Reptiles
Jennie Berglund (USA/Ecuador) – Media and Cinema via Prehensile Productions
Gracia Gonzalez-Porter (USA/Mexico) – Mexican Amphibians and Reptiles

Paramo Mucubaji microhabitat

High elevation cloud forest – Merida, Venezuela
The last of the El Toro glacier – Merida, Venezuela


NCF has developed strong regional and international partnerships working in the United States, Mesoamerica, and South America to protect amphibians, reptiles, and their habitats by building local capacity through inventorying, measuring and monitoring wildlife, and training local people to build their local capacity.

Here is a partial listing of partners, universities, and organizations we work with.

NCF is pleased to be a partner with the Global Amphibian BioBlitz. Check out these projects: Supatá golden frog project Chytridiomycosis in Peruvian Amphibians Anfibios de Ecuador Amphibians and Reptiles of Colombia 


Andinobates sp. Tacaruna, Colombia

  • Fundación BIOGEOS Para el estudio de la diversidad biológica (Venezuela)
  • Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum of Natural History, Division of Amphibians and Reptiles (USA/International)
  • Smithsonian Institution, Laboratories of Analytical Biology (USA/International)
  • Biology Department of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) (Honduras)
  • The Austin Laboratory, University of Florida (USA/International)
  • Honduran National Institute of Forest Conservation and Development, Protected Areas, and Wildlife (ICF) (Honduras)
  • Fundación para la Protección de Lancetilla, Punta Sal e Texiguat (PROLANSATE) (Honduras)
  • Fundación Nombre de Dios (FUNDAND) (Honduras)
  • Fundación Herencia Natural (Colombia)
  • Amphibian Specialist Group (International)
  • Grupo de Investigaciones Zoológicas (GIZ), Universidad de El Salvador (El Salvador)
  • La Fundación de Asistencia Técnica para el Desarrollo Comunal Salvadoreño (ASISTEDCOS) (El Salvador)
  • Reserva Natural Mesenia-Paramillo (Colombia)
  • Fundación Colibrí (Colombia)
  • Universidad de los Andes (Venezuela)
  • Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
  • Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University (USA)
  • Instituto de Ciencias Naturales (Colombia) (ICN, Bogotá)
  • Wildlife and Watershed Conservation Group (International)
  • Prehensile Productions (International)
  • Centro Universitário Univates (Brazil)

Glass frog sp. Tacaruna, Colombia

Neotropical Conservation Foundation supports the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity.

Bolitoglossa sp. Tacaruna, Colombia


3 responses

  1. Hello Ted,

    I co-own a publishing company in Costa Rica that produces natural history books. We are contemplating a number of herp titles, and I am eager to talk with you about the possibility of your participating in one or more of them. Would welcome the chance to set up a skype conversation.
    Best regards,
    John McCuen
    Zona Tropical Publications
    San Jose, Costa Rica
    office: 506 2258-1223
    cel: 506 8836-7163
    skype: johnmccuen

    12/20/2011 at 13:24

  2. I’m in
    Saludos Ted


    01/02/2012 at 09:57

  3. If cud hnweuidbv

    This frog is the best it is colourful small and beautiful.

    06/20/2014 at 03:56

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