Gamboa ARC

Gamboa Amphibian Rescue Center (Gamboa ARC).

Inside a shipping container or

In 2008 we established several modified shipping containers or amphibian rescue pods on the grounds of the Summit Zoo 20mins outside of Panama City to compliment the EVACC facility and build capacity for ex-situ conservation in Panama. We are currently moving locations to be based on the grounds of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Gamboa Field Station.  The new facility is being constructed in two phases. Phase one (under construction) will establish 7 amphibian rescue pods to house the endangered amphibian collection and insect production facilities.  Phase two will involve the construction of an amphibian laboratory for use by scientists working on amphibian conservation and research in Panama.

Plans for the Gamboa ARC currently under construction at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Directions: This facility is not open to the general public, but is located on the corner of Jadwin Avenue and Morrow Boulevard, Gamboa.

Contact: Dr Roberto Ibanez Phone: 212-8222

Email: Dr Roberto Ibanez, Director of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project ibanezr[at]

Priority Conservation Species:

Atelopus limosus

Atelopus certus

Atelopus glyphus

Hyloscirtus colymba

Craugastor sp nov

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