Dr. PETER JANZEN works with Neurergus as part of his mission to save
as many endangered amphibian species in Conservation Breeding Programs as possible, and to provide
knowledge about amphibians in scientific publications and to the public. Peter has travelled
globally to experience the species and habitats for reptiles and amphibians.
Arecent contribution was The herpetofauna of a small and unprotected patch of
tropical rainforest in Morningside, Sri Lanka. Peter Janzen
and Malaka Bopage. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
This project is a cooperation with nearly all zoological organizations in
Germany and with high experienced private keepers of amphibians. It is the first time that such a
lot of different partners are cooperating for the preservation of a group of animals. Peter
coordinates the exchange of knowledge and the definition of target species and the transfer of
breeding specimen to other facilities and later for re-introduction into the natural
Peter works to establish ex-situ projects getting more information about the species and
their breeding habits. In-situ-projects can use the gained knowledge for their projects and if any
species will become lost, the bred specimens can be used for re-establishing lost populations of
extinct and endangered species in the future.
1. Identifying of relevant species for ex-situ-projects.
2. Gaining success with breeding programs.
3. Publishing of the gained knowledge.
4. Re-establishing lost populations in the field.