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Carbon Farming Down a 400pm Carbon Climate

Green tree frog © Andrea Westmoreland/Flickr Our window’s slowly—but surely, with greater and greater haste—closing-up on a inevitably warmer world.  Like a sinking Volvo in the Susquehanna River, we are desperately yearning, searching, fiddling for a way to equalize the cabin’s pressure; we’re beginning to see reality through a much more creative, introspective, morose lense. Do [...]

Participe do Diagnóstico de Ações de Conservação com Anfíbios no Brasil

O Grupo de Especialistas em Anfíbios do Brasil (ASG Brasil), em parceria com a Sociedade Brasileira de Herpetologia (SBH)  e o Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Répteis e Anfíbios (RAN - ICMBio), pretende expandir o conhecimento sobre os grupos de pesquisa que, de alguma forma, contribuem para a conservação de anfíbios em nosso [...]

“Hoppy” Holidays from the Amphibian Survival Alliance!

At this time of year we fondly remember those who cannot be with us, including Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog ─ a beautiful species that was sadly lost in September. However, we also look to the future in the great hope that we can help conserve many wonderful amphibian species throughout the New Year and beyond. The [...]

ASG Brasil lança seu site oficial

O Grupo de Especialistas em Anfíbios do Brasil (ASG Brasil), sucursal regional do Amphibian Specialist Group, lançou recentemente seu site oficial e sua página no Facebook. Ambos serão canais de contato entre o Grupo e a comunidade herpetológica brasileira, principalmente aqueles interessados e envolvidos com conservação de anfíbios. Periodicamente serão divulgadas as principais atividades desenvolvidas [...]

The national action plan for the conservation of amphibians in Madagascar is officially launched

The New Sahonagasy Action Plan 2016-2020 (NSAP; see here) for the conservation of the amphibians of Madagascar was officially launched on 7th November 2016 in the capital Antananarivo. Attended by a range of national and international partners and national media, the NSAP lays down an important framework for addressing the various conservation issues facing the [...]

Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation: Call for Abstracts

Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SEPARC) are now accepting presentation and poster abstracts for the 2017 SEPARC Annual Meeting to be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center Little Rock, Arkansas from February 16-19 2017. The meeting’s theme is “Aligning Conservation Goals” Topics can include conservation efforts, land management, species status reports, legislative or regulatory [...]

ANIMA MUNDI – Adventures in Wildlife Photography, Issue 25 now available

A very good day to all our regular readers and followers - and a warm welcome to all our new subscribers! As usual, we are chiming in to let you know that Issue 24, October 2016, of our free online magazine ANIMA MUNDI - Adventures in Wildlife Photography is now out and ready for downloading [...]

Newly declared critical habitat in Palawan secures promising future for irreplaceable forests and wildlife species

Local and national governments of the Philippines commit to country’s largest critical habitat designation One of the world’s most critical and irreplaceable areas for unique and threatened wildlife—in addition to the home to the last 200 – 300 members of the indigenous Batak tribe—has received the largest critical habitat designation in the Philippines. The newly [...]

Species of the Week: Heroic minute salamanders

Minute salamanders (Plethodontidae: Thorius) were once very common in montane habitats bordering the eastern and southern margins of the Mexican Plateau, where they have experienced an adaptive radiation in miniature. Molecular data have proven to be essential for sorting specimens into species, which are then discerned to differ in morphology, ecology, elevational distribution, etc. Species [...]

Poisonous amphibian defenses are linked to higher extinction risk

Research published by a Swansea University scientist has found amphibians which have a toxic defence against predators - such as the iconic poison dart frogs - have a much higher risk of extinction than species which use other types of defence mechanisms. The key finding of Dr Kevin Arbuckle's latest study, published today (Wednesday, November [...]