Andean Toad thought to be extinct, rediscovered in the Andes of Ecuador

Ecuadorian and British scientists have rediscovered one of the rarest amphibians of Ecuador, thought to have gone extinct more than three decades ago, the Carchi Andean Toad (Rhaebo colomai). The Carchi Andean Toad inhabits a small region in the border area between Ecuador and Colombia. The last time a specimen was observed in Ecuador was [...]

#AmphibianBioBlitz: Have you seen Glyphoglossus molossus?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][text_output] Glyphoglossus molasses © Thomas Brown (CC BY-NC) [/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output]Grumpy Cat has nothing on this frog which is currently listed as Near Threatened (NT) on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Have you seen this frog or know anything about it? If so, we need to hear from you NOW to help us determine if this species is [...]

#AmphibianBioBlitz: Have you seen Allobates caeruleodactylus?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][text_output] Allobates caeruleodactylus © 2013 Pedro Ivo Simoes  [/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output]With what appears to be a hairdo that rivals that of Donald Trump, this frog  is currently listed as Data Deficient (DD) on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Have you seen this frog or do you know anything about it? If you answered yes to either [...]

Amphibians in the Spring 2015 update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Raorchestes travancoricus © Manoj P The IUCN SSC Amphibian Red List Authority published 61 extinction risk assessments in the Spring 2015 update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In this update, 48 are reassessments and 13 are brand new additions to the IUCN Red List. We are pleased to see that 6 species were [...]

‘Red Listing’ to help save southeast Asia’s amphibians

Southeast Asia has an amazing diversity of amphibians, something we’re becoming increasingly aware of due to recent discoveries. A combination of field expeditions and genetic investigation has revealed nearly 100 new amphibian species in the last 10 years alone.[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output] Southeast Asian amphibians are also some of the most threatened in the world. With one [...]

Update from the mainland Southeast Asia Amphibian Red List Authority (RLA) team

Helen’s Flying Frog (Rhacophorus helenae) from Vietnam, recently assessed for the first time on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Endangered. The species is only known from two patches of forest separated by agricultural land - both of which are under continued threat from habitat loss and modification due to livestock grazing and [...]