Amphibians in the Wild

The threats, the challenges and the solutions.

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Building partnerships to protect amphibians

Since 2013 the Amphibian Survival Alliance has been working with the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group and over 100 partners around the world to develop projects and invest in the protection of amphibians.  Help us make a difference to the most threatened group of known animals in the world.

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Action is the key to our success

Conservation

Conservation

Conservation is our ultimate goal. With a foundation in science and strong support for education programs we are able to invest strategically and efficiently in the highest impact projects, from habitat protection to informing policy measures.

Research

Research

Before conservation strategies can be implemented, we must develop a sound understanding of the challenges. Working with global experts, we support research projects that provide a solid foundation for long-lasting conservation.

Education

Education

We work with our network of international and local partners to educate people on the importance of protecting amphibians. We produce educational campaigns and materials to empower conservation leaders to make a difference.

Current trending project

The Southern Appalachian Mountains region of the United States is home to more salamander species that anywhere in the world. This makes that area not just a hotspot for salamander biodiversity, but also the salamander capital of the world. How can we safeguard their future in the face of the recently discovered and potentially deadly salamander chytrid disease?

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The Amphibian Survival Alliance is the world’s largest collaborative effort dedicated to amphibian conservation, research and education. From habitat protection to disease research, policy guidance to education program development, the Alliance builds real solutions by bringing together governments, industry, non-profits, citizens and others to address the leading threats to amphibians.

United States

Establishing a salamander conservation fund that would support Bsal monitoring and surveillance efforts for early detection of Bsal in both captive and wild populations, with a particular emphasis on the salamanders of the Southern Appalachian region.

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Madagascar

The Asian Toad has all the makings of a classic bad guy. Considered one of the most successful amphibians at wreaking havoc in habitat where it doesn’t belong, this invasive species is best known for causing severe ecological issues in Australia. It’s latest target? Madagascar.

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Ecuador

The Quito Rocket Frog, Hyloxalus jacobuspetersi, is a Critically Endangered species from the Ecuadorian Andes. It once had a wide distribution in the central and northern Andes of Ecuador, and was once locally abundant at several sites including the city of Quito.

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Guatemala

The Sierra de los Cuchumatanes in north-western Guatemala is the highest non-volcanic range in Central America, and a hotbed of unique and threatened amphibians including the Finca Chiblac Salamander, Long-limbed Salamander, Jackson’s Climbing Salamander and the Critically Endangered and beautiful Morelett’s Black-eyed Treefrog.

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South Africa

The Critically Endangered Amathole Toad,Vandijkophrynus amatolicus, is one of South Africa’s rarest frogs. Having disappeared for 13 years between 1998 and 2011, the species made it onto the IUCN’s Lost Frog search campaign list in 2010. Despite a concerted search effort in August of that year (and in years prior), the toad remained AWOL and rumors of its extinction emerged.

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Borneo

The Amphibian Survival Alliance recently supported an appeal by the World Land Trust to raise $1.7 million to enable local partners HUTAN to purchase and protect critical rainforest habitat in the Lower Kinabatangan floodplain of Sabah, Borneo.

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The IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group is IUCN’s network of the world’s leading amphibian experts providing the scientific foundation to inform and promote effective amphibian conservation action around the world.

Science and Action for Amphibians

Through thematic working groups ASG keeps the Amphibian conservation Action Plan (ACAP) updated.

Through its regional groups ASG covers amphibian research, education and conservation around the globe.

Through its Amphibian Red List Authority (RLA) ASG keeps the amphibian assessments updated on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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Updates from the global amphibian conservation community

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2705, 2016

Is the demand for amphibians as pets threatening their survival in the wild?

The global trade in wildlife threatens more than just rhinos, elephants and tigers: amphibians are also at risk. While most people are aware that the global trade in wildlife threatens elephants, rhinos and tigers, the trade in smaller wildlife, such as frogs and other amphibians, goes largely unnoticed. We investigated [...]

1605, 2016

Pelee Island’s rare salamander

In May 2016, I embarked on a 7 hour road trip to extreme Southern, Ontario. Here I would catch a ferry to the center of Lake Erie so I could reach Pelee Island. This is the largest of the Erie Islands, a chain of archipelagic islands in the lake. As [...]

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