What is the Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group:

The Association of Zoos & Aquarium’s (AZA) Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group (ATAG) is comprised of peer-elected representatives from across North America. The ATAG steering committee provides direction to AZA members for collective amphibian conservation through the ATAG Regional Collection Plan (RCP). The ATAG RCP prioritizes North American species identified for immediate conservation action through a global prioritization process (IUCN/AArk). Two of ATAG’s primary goals are to expand capacity for species in peril and provide husbandry training/resources for future amphibian stewards.




The Amphibian TAG Steering Committee:

  • Diane Barber, Fort Worth Zoo (Chair)
  • Andy Snider – Grant Coordinator (2015-2018)
  •  Penny Felski (2017-2018)
  •  Jenny Pramuk, PhD (2016-2019)
  •  Dustin Smith (2016-2019)
  •  Ruth Marcec, DVM, PhD (2017-2020)
  •  Tom Weaver – Treasurer (2017-2020)
  •  Vicky Poole – Secretary & Training Coordinator (Appointed March 2015)

Amphibian TAG Advisory Committee:

  • Nick Hanna, Audubon Zoo
  • Jessi Krebs, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo