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 four 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.

$21,192 pledged of $50,000 goal.

181 backers. 35 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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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 483 species of reptiles and your name will be displayed as its official protector in the species' online data sheet.

97 of 483 species adopted.

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Get a signed print

Get a fine-art print hand-signed by the authors and receive it as a 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in) print right at your doorstep.* There are four reptile images you can choose from and only 50 limited-edition prints of each. The prints don't include frame.

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Cover of the book Reptiles of Ecuador

Pre-order book

Get one of the 100 limited-edition hardcover copies of the book, signed by the authors, and get it delivered right at your doorstep shortly after the publishing date.

Pledge option no longer available. 100 of out 100 of the signed books have been claimed.

Get a framed poster

Choose one of our posters about reptiles of Ecuador and receive it as a 60 x 100 cm framed poster right at your doorstep.*

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Join an expedition

You can help fund the logistics of one of the four remaining expeditions while you embark on it with our team of biologists.

  • Chocó rainforest | 09/2020
  • Cordillera del Cóndor | 10/2020
  • Paramos of northern Ecuador | 11/2020
  • Amazon rainforest | 12/2020

Complete our contact form in the next step to let us know which expedition you are interested in and so we can check availability and give you further information.

Donate any amount

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


We are proud to be in this together.

Fundación Jocotoco
Zoo Amaru
Zoo de Quito