Newly Declared Critical Habitat in Palawan Secures Promising Future for Irreplaceable Forests and Wildlife Species

One of the world’s most critical and irreplaceable areas for unique and threatened wildlife—in addition to the home to the last 200 – 300 members of the indigenous Batak tribe—has received the largest critical habitat designation in the Philippines.

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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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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.



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.



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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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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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.

Funded 24%
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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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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

FrogLog has been serving the amphibian conservation, research and education community for over 20 years. Find out about the latest research, upcoming grants, job opportunities and so much more.

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712, 2016

Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation: Call for Abstracts

Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SEPARC) are now accepting presentation and poster abstracts for the 2017 SEPARC Annual Meeting to be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center Little Rock, Arkansas from February 16-19 2017. The meeting’s theme is “Aligning Conservation Goals” Topics can include conservation efforts, land management, species [...]

512, 2016

ANIMA MUNDI – Adventures in Wildlife Photography, Issue 25 now available

A very good day to all our regular readers and followers - and a warm welcome to all our new subscribers! As usual, we are chiming in to let you know that Issue 24, October 2016, of our free online magazine ANIMA MUNDI - Adventures in Wildlife Photography is now [...]

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