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

Download a low resolution version of FrogLog here or the high resolution version here. Print quality version available upon request by emailing the Editor-in-Chief: froglog@amphibians.org. TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 – Editorial NEWS FROM THE ASA & ASG 4 – A Unique Partnership to Protect the Salamanders of the Great Smoky Mountains 7 – New Red List 0f Uruguayan Amphibian Species 10 – [...]

Join the EWT’s Official Guinness World Record Attempt for the Largest Game of Leapfrog

This February, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)—an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner—is inviting you to leap into action for frogs—literally—and stand the chance to make history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest game of leapfrog! Leap Day for Frogs is held annually in the last weekend of February to raise awareness of the [...]

Land Purchase in Panama Helps Protect a “Sky Island” of Cloud Forest for Threatened Amphibians

Cerro Chucantí Nature Reserve in Panama has been expanded by 260 acres and safeguards critical habitats for newly discovered species, thanks to Rainforest Trust’s (an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner) local partner Asociación Adopta el Bosque Panamá (ADOPTA), the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC) and other supporters. Rainforest Trust’s partner ADOPTA has secured 260 acres to [...]

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 [...]