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Amphibian Rescue Project

panamanian golden frog on branch

Since 1980 more than 120 species of amphibians have gone extinct. As part of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project, researchers and scientists at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute are working with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Houston Zoo, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and Zoo New England to create captive colonies of highly endangered frogs that are being wiped out by a frog-killing fungus. 

Help us save these beautiful creatures by donating today. Learn more about our groundbreaking work with amphibians at the Center for Species Survival.

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If you would like to mail your gift, please send it to:

Attn: Amphibian Conservation Project

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ)
Membership Department
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516
Washington, DC 20013-7012

For questions and additional information please contact us or call 202-633-2922.

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) is a nonprofit organization, charitable tax ID number 52-0853312.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match contributions of employees to nonprofit organizations. Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute are non-profit organizations that may qualify for matching by your employer. To obtain a matching gift, check with your human resources office to see if your gift is eligible, and then complete your employer’s matching gift form. The matching gift will increase your contribution to help FONZ continue to offer educational programs and exciting events, and/or help the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute scientists and animal care experts save species here and around the globe.

If you are interested in learning more about Matching Gifts, please call 202-633-2922 or contact us.