Conservation Focus

Reptiles & Amphibians

Roles and Threats

Andrea Echeverry-Alcendra

Reptile & Amphibian Conservation Coordinator

Andrea is a biologist with more than 14 years of experience working in zoos and aquariums. Her passion for reptiles and amphibians – some of the most threatened and misunderstood animals – has motivated her to contribute to their conservation. Andrea is interested in cross-cutting and collaborative science to promote wildlife conservation under the “One Plan Approach,” which links in situ and ex situ methods and tools. She is a member of specialist groups of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), and the Commission on Education and Communication (CEC).

Andrea brings her knowledge of illegal wildlife trade, data management, and conservation science to her role as the Global Center’s Reptile & Amphibian Conservation Coordinator. Previously, she was the animal collections lead at a zoo in Colombia.