Spectacular frog identified as new species

One of the world’s most spectacular frogs has been identified as a new species after 20 years of painstaking research at The University of Manchester. Amphibian conservationist Andrew Gray, Curator of Herpetology at Manchester Museum, has named the creature Sylvia’s Tree Frog, Cruziohyla sylviae , after his 3-year-old granddaughter. The large colourful tree frog has remained under [...]

‘Save All Frogs’ Initiative Launched

The most diverse form of herpetofauna in the province of Ontario is frogs, boosting more species than turtles, snakes, or salamanders. Yet, there is no outreach education effort solely devoted to these amphibians within the province.  This is unfortunate as many frogs species are threatened with extinction. Furthermore, the endangerment of frogs is not exclusive [...]

Building a Future for the Amphibians of Madagascar: Project Update

The project Building a Future for the Amphibians of Madagascar(1) is led in-country by Tsanta Rakotonanahary and Serge Ndriantsoa and funded through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. A key project aim is to help build and develop networks for amphibian conservation in Madagascar. Research and conservation activities related to the amphibian fungal disease chytridiomycosis are [...]

Bsal Rapid Response Plan Now Available

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) is pleased to announce a new Bsal Rapid Response Plan developed to address the emerging threat posed by the amphibian fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans or Bsal.  Although this lethal pathogen has not yet been detected in North America, experts believe that the chance of a future outbreak is [...]

Save the date: Inaugural African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (ACLIE)

The inaugural African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (ACLIE) will be held in 2019 in the iconic Kruger National Park, co-hosted by the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Eskom. Centered around the theme Building Partnerships:  the linear way, the conference will focus on the intersection of people and linear infrastructure, specifically how both people and nature [...]

Amphibian Ark Conservation Grants

Amphibian Ark is pleased to announce its new, expanded Conservation Grants Program. Our new grants program includes a range of additional granting opportunities, including start-up grants for new projects, multi-year project grants, scholarships for workshop attendance and mentorship for existing captive programs. We’ve also added some new guidelines and requirements for grant recipients. The details [...]

18th meeting of the African Amphibian Working Group

George, South Africa, 7–8 October 2019 The next meeting of the AAWG will be held in the town of George, in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. All those working on African Amphibians are invited to attend. All delegates will be expected to present their work. Costs will be kept to a minimum. Provisional costs [...]

New Children’s Books by Amphibian Ark

The Unite for Literacy team works with its partners to develop a wide range of free, online children’s books, narrated in multiple languages, to celebrate language, culture and a love of reading. These short books feature wonderful images, and short pieces of text on each page, and along with the narration, help children and their [...]

Business in Key Biodiversity Areas: Minimizing the Risk to Nature

New Roadmap Provides Guidelines for Businesses Operating in Biologically Important Wildlands The Key Biodiversity Area Partnership involving 12 of the world’s leading conservation organizations, including Global Wildlife Conservation, today issued a roadmap for businesses operating in, or impacting, some of the most biologically significant places on the planet. The report, Guidelines on Business and KBAs: [...]

Save Amphibians, Join the #AmphibiousAF Family

The Amphibian Foundation, an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner, needs your help to save amphibians! Established in 2016, the Atlanta-based nonprofit collaborates with partners in the fight against amphibian extinction. But we can’t do it alone. Join the fight through our new membership plan, and help us achieve our mission: members.amphibianfoundation.org. We lead one-of-a-kind conservation research [...]