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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 [...]

Open nomination period for Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation

It's that time of year to honor a colleague who goes above and beyond to conserve amphibians and reptiles! Award Name: Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation Prize: Engraved, commemorative plaque and $1,000 Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2018 To Submit a Nomination: Request a Word version of the form from haskellaward@parcplace.org or download [...]

Call for Applications: Whitley Awards 2019

Funding, profile and training for outstanding conservation leaders!  The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering Whitley Awards to dynamic grassroots conservation leaders around the world. Whitley Awards are an international profile prize and form of project funding worth £40,000 GBP over one year. Application to the Whitley Awards 2019 is [...]

Trinity Favazza, Mayor of Amphibiville, Wins Presidential Environmental Youth Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Trinity Favazza, a Michigan sixth grade student was one of ten students nationally to receive the 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) for her work to protect local wetlands and raise awareness for amphibian conservation. This national award was presented to her at a ceremony in Washington DC [...]

New Endangered Species Refuge Designated in Ghana

On August 21st, the Ghanaian government approved the designation of 847 acres -- the size of Central Park -- as the new Onepone Endangered Species Refuge, safeguarding habitat for numerous threatened species. Rainforest Trust worked closely with its local partner Herp Conservation Ghana to establish this protected area in Ghana’s Togo-Volta Hills near the border [...]

Creating a SAFE (Saving Amphibians from Extinction) haven from chytrid

The Mountain Chicken Recovery Programme (MCRP) have recently begun the first phase of trials in the creation of an environmental SAFE haven from the deadly amphibian fungus Batrachochytrium dendroatidis, more commonly known as chytrid. The mountain chicken (Leptodactylus fallax), now Critically Endangered as a direct result of the fungus, is a giant frog species found [...]