Zoo welcomes world’s largest amphibian

Photo: Chinese giant salamander arrives at ZSL London Zoo. © ZSL London Zoo A rescued Chinese giant salamander will make its debut at ZSL London Zoo today, after ZSL wildlife experts helped Border Force identify four of the Critically Endangered amphibians and offered them a new home. Having prevented an attempt to illegally import the mysterious [...]

Queensland Lab Turns to Chytrid-Fighting Genes to Save Species on the Brink

Photo: The Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree) © Tiffany Kosch Australia’s most iconic amphibian, the Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), may soon be famous for more than its unusual and brilliant yellow and black color combo. One Health Research Group lab at James Cook University in Queensland is investigating two innovative methods to genetically bolster [...]

The rediscovery of the Allipacca water frog (Telmatobius intermedius) in the western Andes of Peru

Photo: Adult individual of Telmatobius intermedius, in the stream of Allipacca, Puquio, Ayacucho, Peru. © Victor Vargas. The story of our rediscovery begins in December of 2014, when we were surveying the habitat of the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), in the Sondondo valley, a community of Chipao in the southern Andes of the Peruvian department of [...]

Hot off the press: FrogLog 121

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 NEWS FROM THE AMPHIBIAN COMMUNITY 4 - Haiti’s First-Ever Private Nature Reserve Will Safeguard Treasure Trove of Imperiled Species 6 - The Family Pond: A Creative Approach to Amphibian Conservation Awareness [...]

Inaugural African linear infrastructure and ecology conference

It is likely that many drivers have, at some point, accidently hit an animal on the road. The consequences? Not only an injured or dead animal, but probably an insurance claim, or a visit to the emergency room for various injuries. At the inaugural African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (ACLIE) 2019, which was [...]

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 [...]