The Indonesia Herpetofauna Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Indonesia through research, education, and capacity building
ASAP Species That We Work On
What We Do
We manage the Ciliwung Herpetarium in Bogor, Indonesia, which is a non-profit educational facility free to the public. Aside from this, the herpetarium also serves as a research facility and temporary holding space for reptiles rescued from conflict. It is located near the Ciliwung River, which is the habitat for Chitra chitra javanensis, one of the species on the ASAP list.
As our work includes herpetological research throughout Java, we will likely visit and explore the habitat of Philautus jacobsonii, which is a long-lost species.
We do not have any research projects specifically focused on the two species above, however we are currently working on the conservation of the Trilaksono's bush frog (Chirixalus trilaksonoi), which is an endangered species only occurring in fragmented habitats outside of protected areas (E.g. National Parks). Because of this, we feel it is urgent to collect baseline data and create a conservation strategy for this species.
In 2022, we plan to start a study focusing on Chitra chitra javanensis in West Java
Where We Work
West Java, Indonesia
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