January 2017

Why did the Bullfrog cross the road?

Would you cross a busy road, knowing that you might not make it safely across? Unlikely, so why do hundreds of Giant Bullfrogs do it each year? The Giant Bullfrog is the second largest species of frog in the world, and an iconic species in Gauteng, which is the stronghold of their distributional range in [...]

Twenty-five frogs added to the amphibian fauna of Mount Oku, Cameroon

While amphibians all over the world are undergoing a continuous decline, their status in certain regions, such as Central Africa, remains unknown due to incomplete information. New paper, published by two scientists in the open access journal ZooKeys, addresses the knowledge gap by providing an updated list of already 50 amphibian species living on Mount Oku, [...]

ASG Reconstitution Update

Dear ASG members and members of the amphibian conservation community, We wish you a prosperous and productive 2017 and look forward to working with you on amphibian conservation over the course of this year and the current IUCN period (2017-2020). As you may know, IUCN Commissions are in the process of reconstituting themselves for the [...]

Species of the Week:Foothill Yellow-legged Frog

Throughout much of the Pacific Coast and Sierra Nevada drainages, the once abundant Foothill Yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii) has been disappearing, mainly due to habitat destruction, water diversion and pollution. In 2005, only 30 California sites had populations of 20 or more adults, including in the heart of their range in California’s north coast where [...]

Froglife names new Head of Conservation

Wildlife conservation charity, Froglife, announces the appointment of Dr Laurence Jarvis as its new Head of Conservation.  Laurence will lead Froglife’s practical conservation activities to create and restore habitats across the UK, scientific research on the conservation of UK amphibians and reptiles and coordinate the Toads on Roads project which helps move tens of thousands [...]

Species of the Week: Aura’s Golden Salamander

In 2016, ASA Partner AmphibiaWeb recorded 107 new species, the fewest since they began keeping count in 2004. There were several revalidated taxa, raised from synonymy or uncertainty, giving a current total of 7,614 recognized amphibian species. The new taxa are from 20 families and 24 countries, so discoveries continue to be widespread and diverse. No [...]

Amphibian Foundation: Protecting Amphibians and their Habitats

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are excited to tell you that we have formed a new non-profit organization (and Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner) in Atlanta called The Amphibian Foundation, Inc. Our ability to build this, and to get it up and running so quickly is a direct result of our amazing and passionate partnerships and [...]

Carbon Farming Down a 400pm Carbon Climate

Green tree frog © Andrea Westmoreland/Flickr Our window’s slowly—but surely, with greater and greater haste—closing-up on a inevitably warmer world.  Like a sinking Volvo in the Susquehanna River, we are desperately yearning, searching, fiddling for a way to equalize the cabin’s pressure; we’re beginning to see reality through a much more creative, introspective, morose lense. Do [...]

Participe do Diagnóstico de Ações de Conservação com Anfíbios no Brasil

O Grupo de Especialistas em Anfíbios do Brasil (ASG Brasil), em parceria com a Sociedade Brasileira de Herpetologia (SBH)  e o Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Répteis e Anfíbios (RAN - ICMBio), pretende expandir o conhecimento sobre os grupos de pesquisa que, de alguma forma, contribuem para a conservação de anfíbios em nosso [...]

December 2016

“Hoppy” Holidays from the Amphibian Survival Alliance!

At this time of year we fondly remember those who cannot be with us, including Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog ─ a beautiful species that was sadly lost in September. However, we also look to the future in the great hope that we can help conserve many wonderful amphibian species throughout the New Year and beyond. The [...]