(Note: 2019 Grants Available)

Mission statement

"To work towards the conservation of Cryptobranchids and Cryptobranchid habitat through cooperative program building, in-situ and ex-situ research, information exchange, public education, and political advocacy."


Japanese Giant Salamander

Who we are

The Cryptobranchid Interest Group is dedicated to the funding and support of research and conservation for hellbenders and giant salamanders. With the help of private donations from people all over the world, we have helped field researchers in their pursuit to better understand the natural history of these amazing giant amphibians.