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Robin Moore

Robin Moore
Conservation Officer


  • ​Ph.D in Biodiversity Conservation, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, UK
  • M.Res in Ecology and Environmental Management, York University, UK
  • B.S. in Zoology, University of Aberdeen, UK

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​Robin works with local partners around the world to develop projects for the protection of key habitat for amphibians. Robin's first foray into herpetological research was at the age of 20 when he ventured to the rainforests of Cameroon to study chameleons. He went on to conduct research and develop conservation projects in the Philippines, Trinidad and Chile, before receiving his Ph.D in Biodiversity Conservation from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent, UK. Robin is also an award winning photographer and an Associate of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and has authored his first book, entitled In Search of Lost Frogs, to be published by Bloomsbury in September 2014.

Prior to joining GWC Robin was Amphibian Conservation Officer with Conservation International for over 7 years, and during this time spearheaded the Search for Lost Frogs, a global campaign that resulted in fifteen rediscoveries, six press releases and more 650 news articles in 20 countries. Robin has also helped to craft a communications strategy for the Amphibian Survival Alliance and currently works as Conservation Officer with the Alliance to advance a strategy for the protection of key sites worldwide.

Moore, R.D. In Search of Lost Frogs. Bloomsbury, UK. To be published September 2014.

Gower, D. J. et al. 2012. Long-term data for endemic frog genera reveal potential conservation crisis in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Oryx, 47(1): 59-69.

Mittermeier, R.A. et al. In Press. Flagship Species Chapter. Conservation International 25 Year Anniversary Book.

Gratwicke, B., M. J. Evans, P. T. Jenkins, M. D. Kusrini, R. D. Moore, J. Sevin, and D. E. Wildt. 2010. Is the international frog legs trade a potential vector for deadly amphibian pathogens? Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 8: 438-442.

Lacher, T. E., Bickham, J. W., Gascon, C., Green, R., Moore, R. D. and Mora, M. 2010. Impacts of Contaminants and Pesticides on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Structure and Function. In Kendall, R.J et al (Eds) Wildlife Toxicology CRC Press, Boca Raton.

Moore, R. D. 2009. Newt Kid on the Moors. In Mitchell, J. & Reaser, J. (Eds.) Courting the Wild: A love Affair with Reptiles and Amphibians. Eco-Systems Institute.

Moore, R. D. & Griffiths, R. A. 2008. A Conservation Success Story: The Mallorcan midwife toad, Alytes muletensis. In Hoffman, M (Ed.), Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, Barcelona.

Moore, R. D. Gascon, C. and Collins, J. 2008. Amphibian Specialist Group: Past, Present and Future. In Hoffman, M (Ed.), Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, Barcelona.

Moore, R. D. & Church, D. R. 2008. Implementing the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan.  International Zoo Yearbook:  42: 15-23.

Andreone et al. 2008. The challenges of conserving amphibian Megadiversity in Madagascar, PLos Biology 6(5): e118.

McCoy, E. D., Berish, J. E., Mushinsky, H. R. & Moore, R. D.  2008. A future with small populations of the gopher tortoise. In R. E. Jung and J. C. Mitchell (eds.), Urban Herpetology. Herpetological Conservation Vol. 3, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Salt Lake City, UT.

Gascon, C., Collins, J. P., Moore, R. D., Church, D. R., McKay, J. and J. Mendelson III. 2007. Amphibian Conservation Action Plan.  IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK 64ppMoore, R. D., Griffiths, R. A., O’Brien, C. M., Murphy, A. & Jay, D. 2004. Induced defences in an endangered amphibian in response to an introduced snake predator. Oecologia 141: 139-147.

Moore, R. D., Griffiths, R. A. & Román, A. 2003. Distribution of the Mallorcan midwife toad (Alytes muletensis) in relation to landscape topography and introduced predators. Biological Conservation 116: 327-332.

Moore, R. D. et al. 2003. Geographical Distribution: Liolaemus zullyi first country record for Chile. Herpetological Review 34(2): 166.

Ricketts, T.H., Dinerstein, E., Boucher, T., Brooks, T.M., Butchart, S. M., Hoffman, M., Lamoreux, J.F., Morrison, J., Parr, M., Pilgrim, J.D., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Sechrest, W., Wallace, G.E., Berlin, K.., Bielby, J., Burgess, N.D., Church, D.R., Cox, N., Knox, D., Loucks, C., Luck, G.W., Master, L.L., Moore, R., Naidoo, R. Ridgely, R. Schatz, G. E., Shire, G., Strand, H., Wettengel, W. & Wikramanayake, E. 2005. Pinpointing and preventing imminent extinctions. PNAS 102:18497

Guicking, D., Griffiths, R. A., Moore, R. D., Joger, U. & Wink, M. 2006. Introduced alien or persecuted native? Resolving the origin of the viperine snake on Mallorca. Biodiversity and Conservation 15, 3045-3054.

Kraaijeveld-Smit, F. J., Griffiths, R. A., Moore, R. D. & Beebee, T. J. C. 2005. Captive breeding and the fitness of reintroduced species: a test of the responses to predators in a threatened amphibian.  Journal of Animal Ecology 43, 360-365.

Kraiijevelt-Schmit, F. J. L., Beebee, T. J. C., Griffiths, R. A. Moore, R. D. & Schley, L. 2005. Low gene flow but high genetic diversity in the threatened Mallorcan midwife toad Alytes muletensis. Molecular Ecology 14, 3307-3315.

Lovett, J. C., Clarke, G. P, Moore, R. D. & Morrey, G. H. 2001. Elevational distribution of restricted range forest tree taxa in eastern Tanzania. Biodiversity and Conservation 10(4): 541-550.

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