What’s that croaking under the ice? It’s winter frogs!

When one thinks of encountering wildlife in Ontario, the winter months don't exactly spring to mind. With the cold temperatures and often considerable snow-pact, many animals are hunkered down. This is especially true for (most) reptiles and amphibians. However, over the last few years I have had the opportunity to observe several frogs during the [...]

Haiti’s First-Ever Private Nature Reserve Will Safeguard Treasure Trove of Imperiled Species

In an historic move, Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) has joined forces with several partners to establish the first private nature reserve in Haiti. The project—in partnership with Rainforest Trust, Temple University, Haiti National Trust and local NGO Société Audubon Haiti (SAH)—launched this week with the final acquisition of more than 1,200 acres on Grand Bois [...]

Save the date: Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium (ACRS) set for April 27th-28th, 2019

Manchester Metropolitan University in collaboration with Chester Zoo and the Amphibian Survival Alliance are excited to announce that the Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium (ACRS) is returning to Manchester in 2019. ACRS is the only international symposium dedicated specifically to the sharing of research and strategies to empower the future of amphibian conservation. ACRS helps to bring together [...]

Updated Comprehensive Checklist of Indian Amphibians Launched

A comprehensive checklist of Indian amphibians has been updated and launched on the Zoological Survey of India website on 18th January 2019. Since 2009, Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India in collaboration with other institutes have been updating the Indian amphibian checklist periodically. In 2009 the total number of species was 284. In 2010 [...]

Lonely No More: Romeo the Sehuencas Water Frog Finds Love

It has been more than 10 years since the last-known Sehuencas water frog, Romeo, has known love—but the bachelor’s luck is about to change drastically. On a recent expedition to a Bolivian cloud forest, Global Wildlife Conservation and the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny rediscovered the Sehuencas water frog (Telmatobius yuracare) in the wild [...]

Hot off the press: Your copy of FrogLog 120 is waiting for you

Download a low resolution version of FrogLog here or the high resolution version here. Print quality file is available upon request by emailing cmhansen@amphibians.org. TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 – Editorial TIM HALLIDAY: AMPHIBIAN AMBASSADOR 5 – Reflections on the DAPTF 7 – Newt Scientist 8 – Tim Halliday—The Red-Shoed Amphibian Professor 9 – Bringing Worldwide Amphibian Declines into the Public Domain 10 [...]

National Geographic Buffett Awards – Call for Nominations

National Geographic is soliciting nominations for the 2019 National Geographic Buffett Awards for Leadership in Conservation in Africa and Latin America. The awards honor the unsung heroes of conservation by celebrating the recipients' past achievements and supporting ongoing work in conserving nature. Each award includes a $25,000 prize. To submit a nomination please visit  https://www.nationalgeographic.org/awards/buffett The awards are limited to nationals of any country in Latin America or [...]

Presentation of the Binational Conservation Strategy of Darwin’s frogs Chile-Argentina

Date: 18thOctober, 18.30 hrs. Location: República 239, University Andres Bello, Santiago Chile. The northern Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma rufum) and the southern Darwin’s frog (R. darwinii) are the only known amphibian species in which males brood their offspring within their vocal sacs. This is a unique type of parental care among the nearly 8,000 described amphibian [...]

Why We Need More Amphibian-focused Protected Areas

Of the five major categories of vertebrates, amphibians are the most threatened, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Species. That isn’t only bad news for all the frogs, toads and salamanders of the world, but also for all the rest of the living creatures on Earth, because amphibians [...]

No Pain, No Gain in the Search for this Lost Frog

The Baritú’s Marsupial Frog had not been observed in the wild since 1993. (Photo by Mauricio Akmentins) If you’re biologist Mauricio Akmentins, your first thought when you hear the call of a lovely little frog lost to science for the last 25 years is not “holy $#@%, I think I just rediscovered the long-lost Baritú’s [...]