Amphibians and Reptiles of Mainland Southeast Asia
Discovering reptile and amphibian diversity to enhance conservation throughout Southeast Asia.
A major component of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation's (CBC) work in Mainland Southeast Asia focuses on diversity, distribution, and conservation status of the amphibians (frogs, salamanders, and caecilians), and reptiles (snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodiles) of Vietnam, Lao PDR (Laos), Cambodia, and Thailand. This enormous and geographically complex area south of China is located in the heart of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot and harbors an array of some of the world's most spectacular and threatened amphibians and reptiles. Mainland Southeast Asia is home to the southern and eastern-most extensions of the Himalayas, and several unique habitats, including isolated mountain ranges (such as the Annamites and the Cardamoms), and enormous river systems (including the Red and Mekong Rivers), and their associated deltas.