Mitsinjo has 3 primary goals:1. to setup genetically viable captive assurance colonies of threatened species and prevent extinction, such as the golden mantella A look inside Mitsinjo's Amphibian Survival Assurance Center in Andasibe, Madagascar.2) to conduct husbandry research on species that have yet to be kept in captivity so that when population declines are detected Mitsinjo is ready to set up captive populations A captive group of golden mantellas, which occur in the wild surrounding the Amphibian Survival Assurance Center.3) to build capacity within Madagascar to enact further ex situ programs, which will allow Mitsinjo to share what they have learned here with other institutions in Madagascar. Locals and researchers, working with Mitsinjo to survey native amphibian populations and monitor for declines.Josh's Frogs will be donating $5 from every mantella sold to help Mitsinjo accomplish it's second goal – to help monitor wild populations of amphibians so that they can step in when needed to prevent extinction. Captive golden mantella breeding group.That's right - $5 from every mantella sold on JoshsFrogs.com will go directly to Mitsinjo to help preserve the amphibians of Madagascar. CLICK HERE to view healthy, captive bred mantellas for sale, and to make a difference for wild amphibian populations in Madagascar!At Josh's Frogs, we're strong believers in the idea of conservation through commercialization – that we can protect wild populations of amphibians by providing healthy, captive bred animals for the pet trade and reduce the demand for wild caughts. This first Josh's Frogs Conservation Initiative is the logical next step, and allows us to do more for the animals we all love. Stay tuned, as we have more Conservation Initiatives planned for the future! The aftermath of illegal logging in golden mantella habitat.