Support this book

You can play a major role in the publication of the Reptiles of Ecuador book.

Your donation will help fund the last three remaining expeditions needed to find the most elusive reptiles in the country as well as cover the majority of the editing and printings costs. Every donation helps.

$27,267 pledged of $50,000 goal.

202 backers. 60 days to go.

How will donations be used?

  • 80% on research expeditions
  • 10% on printing
  • 4% on scientific illustrations
  • 4% on editing and diagramming
  • 2% on labwork
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After visiting the Galápagos, I wanted to continue to support the life of this unique place and to further our knowledge about it; I was excited to have an opportunity to continue my connection through my adopted lava lizard child, one I had met personally. I recently told a young “herp”- enthusiast friend about “my” lizard; when he searched for it, the very first thing he found online was the beautiful page from Reptiles of the Galápagos book, with my name on it as the sponsor! I'm so proud to be a lizard parent!

Kim Harrell, sponsor of the Santiago Lava-Lizard

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I happily adopted the land iguana to support development of the exquisite and authoritative Reptiles of the Galápagos book because, unlike other guides on this topic, its aim was to do more than merely help the reader identify each reptile (which it does do very well). For each species, it also supplies habitat and conservation assessments, island by island, alerting scientists, teachers, guides and the public to each species’ status and to the dangers it faces.

Kathryn Tosney, sponsor of the Galápagos Land-Iguana

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As a tortoise biologist in the United States, it was a dream come true to visit the Galápagos and see giant tortoises in the wild. It was therefore an honor to “adopt” the Santa Cruz Giant-Tortoise to help support publication of Reptiles of the Galápagos and to help share information about all the amazing reptiles and their conservation on the archipelago through this beautiful book.

Roy Averill-Murray, sponsor of the Santa Cruz Giant-Tortoise

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Tropical Herping’s thoroughly-researched and beautifully-illustrated field guides are an invaluable contribution to science, education, and environmental conservation. I wanted to contribute to the development of their second book project, the Reptiles of the Galápagos. What better way than adopting a species? I could help support the initiative and feel a personal connection to the Galápagos Islands. The day I visit, TH book in my backpack, I hope to see my adopted pink iguana species in the wild.

Nicolas Devos, sponsor of the Pink Land-Iguana

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Tropical Herping is an incredible organization serving our understanding of one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. Their unique presentations of photo images and information are exciting and make learning about herps fun. I strongly urge naturalists interested in the Neotropics to support Tropical Herping by adopting one or more species. I know I will, as I have before!

Dr. Robert A. Thomas, sponsor of the Thomas’ Racer

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Adopting a reptile is a rewarding way to show my support for reptile conservation and research. I adopted reptiles for both the Reptiles of the Galápagos and Reptiles of Ecuador books. These adoptions bring back memories of past field trips and the excitement of field trips to come.

Ellen Smith, sponsor of the Alcedo Giant-Tortoise

Adopt a species

Choose one of Ecuador's 484 species of reptiles and your name will be displayed as its official protector in the species' online data sheet.

117 of 484 species adopted.

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Join an expedition

You can join us in the field while helping fund the logistics of one of the three expeditions remaining to complete the Reptiles of Ecuador book. You will join forces with our team of biologists in the quest to survey remote forests, discover new species, and photograph the missing reptiles.

Donate any amount

You can choose to donate any amount without receiving a reward. Although we will still thank you in the book.

Partners

We are proud to be in this together.

Fundación Jocotoco
Minifund
Zoo Amaru
Zoo de Quito
MCF