The Amphibian Specialist Group is a volunteer network of more than 300 expert members. These volunteer members contribute a wide range of expertise to the group, making the ASG the global authority on amphibian research and conservation.
Zones, Regions and Countries
The Amphibian Specialist Group is subdivided into a number of smaller geographical groups representing either a country or region. Each of these groups plays an important role in helping to implement the aims of the ASG. Regional and Country ASGs are an important contact point for researchers, conservation organizations and local governments. Regional/Country ASG groups consist of a Chair who is the main contact point for that group and Members who are recognized as amphibian experts within that region. Additional roles such as Secretary also exist in some groups. The appointing of members to Regional or Country ASG is undertaken through nomination by the Chair of that area. An individual’s nomination to the ASG will then be based on his/her interest in being part of the ASG, their willingness to contribute to the group and the ASG mission, and their expertise within the amphibian community. As within any such organization, diversity of expertise is a benefit and for that reason the nomination of seasoned herpetologists through to early stage students are actively encouraged. The ASG is not an exclusive group, however a certain level of expertise is required in order to ensure that the group maintains its role as an advisory authority in the field of amphibian conservation. Contact emails for all chairs are provided below. For questions regarding specific countries or regions please contact the chairs directly.
North and Central America and the Caribbean
Europe, North Africa and West Asia
Maritime Southeast Asia and Oceania
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