Gamboa ARCC

Gamboa Amphibian Research and Conservation Center (Gamboa ARCC).

In 2008 we established a second facility to expand our capacity to breed endangered amphibians in Panama. Now based at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Gamboa Field Station, the Gamboa Amphibian Research and Conservation Center complements its sister facility, the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center and adds significant capacity to implement Panama’s National Amphibian Action Plan. The new facility is scheduled to open fully in April 2015.

The new facility is managed by amphibian conservationist Jorge Guerrel, has 7 modified shipping containers to hold amphibians, a dedicated laboratory and quarantine facility, offices and a small exhibition niche.

Side view of facility

Directions: This facility is not open to the general public, but is located on the corner of Jadwin Avenue and Morrow Boulevard, Gamboa. A small exhibition niche will be open to the public in the near future.

Contact: Email: Jorge Guerrel GuerrelJ[at]
Phone : +(507) 212-8518
Mail: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado Postal 0843-03092 , Panamá, República de Panamá

Priority Conservation Species:

Atelopus varius

Atelopus limosus

Atelopus certus

Atelopus glyphus

Andinobates geminisae

Oophaga vicentei

Craugastor evanesco

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