Remembering George B. Rabb (1930-2017)

Heartbroken. This is how members of the global amphibian conservation community, including the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG), have felt since learning that our dear mentor and supporter George Rabb has died this past Thursday, July 27, 2017.

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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.

Saving One of the World’s Most Critical Hotspots for Amphibians

ASA Partner Rainforest Trust is working with Cameroon Herpetology-Conservation Biology Foundation (CAMHERP-CBF) and Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) in a joint partnership to designate 5,542 acres of Mount Manengouba as an Ecological Reserve to prevent further habitat degradation and protect the mountain’s highly threatened species.

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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.

Funded 1%
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South Africa

Providing an opportunity for local governments and nongovernmental entities to collaborate with landowners to create the Amathole Catchment Protected Environment, ensuring the effective protection of the key habitat for the highly threatened Amathole Toad.

Funded 50%
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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.

Funded 100%
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South Africa

Protecting Key Biodiversity Areas in eastern South Africa that host numerous species of birds, amphibians and reptiles, and encompass three highly threatened ecosystems. Importantly, these two sites form part of the last stronghold for the Endangered Pickersgill’s Reed Frog.

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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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2308, 2017

Call for proposals: Amphibian Ark Seed Grants

Amphibian Ark is pleased to announce a call for proposals for a second round of Seed Grants in 2017. This competitive $5,000 grant is intended to fund start-up ex situ rescue projects for amphibian species that cannot currently be saved in the wild. Successful proposals will reflect AArk values; please [...]

1608, 2017

Apply now for the Award for Conservation Excellence (ACE)

Wildlife artist John Banovich and outdoor equipment retailers Cabelas/Bass Pro have created a new Award for Conservation Excellence "to recognize the extraordinary contributions made by the world’s leading conservationists and to become the most significant award in the conservation arena." http://www.wildscapesfoundation.org/ace-award/about. It will be awarded for the first time in [...]

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