Who are we?

Lucas Bustamante

Lucas Bustamante
Co-founder, director of photography

Alejandro Arteaga

Alejandro Arteaga
Co-founder, scientific director

Ángela León

Ángela León
Project manager

Jose Vieira

Jose Vieira
Field researcher, tour leader

Frank Pichardo

Frank Pichardo
Tour leader

Sebastián Di Doménico

Sebastián Di Doménico
Tour leader, field researcher

Gabriela Aguiar

Gabriela Aguiar
Researcher, tour leader

Rita Hidalgo

Rita Hidalgo
Scientific illustrator

James Muchmore

James Muchmore
Honorary member, conservation

Greg Basco

Greg Basco
Honorary member, photography

Andrea and Antonella Ferrari

Andrea and Antonella Ferrari
Honorary members, photography

Juan Guayasamin

Juan Guayasamin
Honorary member, science

Where?

In the sunbathed tropics! It is here, in our world's biodiversity hotbeds, where we have decided to work in the long term. In the short term, we concentrate on Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Namibia and Colombia. From these, our efforts have been focused mainly on Ecuador, which is probably the world's number one herping destination. Other than holding one the highest concentrations of reptile and amphibian species per area unit, this tiny, tropical country is also one of the most unexplored areas on the planet.

Why reptiles and amphibians?

Amphibians and reptiles need our help. Hundreds of species, particularly amphibians, are now facing the real possibility of extinction. One way to help them is by fixing up people's attitude towards them. We're talking about using tourism, photography, science and education to replace senseless fears, with fascination and a desire to conserve.

Our code of ethics

Code of ethics for guides

For TH guides

Code of ethics for participants

For participants