It is estimated that at least one-third of known amphibian species are currently threatened with extinction.
Ben formed the California Salamander Conservancy in 2016 to address the need to strengthen conservation
efforts for California’s imperiled salamanders.
We are engaged with CDFW, USFW and NGO's like the Amphibian Survival Alliance to assess current conservation needs and promote captive husbandry research through partnerships with certified zoological institutions.
Ben is a member of the Society for the Study of Reptiles and Amphibians and the CA/NV Amphibian Population Task Force.