Launch of the new ASG Strategic Plan (2015-2016)

The Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) is a global network of volunteer amphibian scientists and other experts focused on providing the best possible science to inform amphibian conservation. The ASG has over 500 members distributed across 42 regions or countries covering over 7400 species of amphibians. Given the breadth of ASG’s reach, as well as the [...]

Hot off the press: FrogLog 114

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output]Download a low resolution version of FrogLog here or the high resolution version here. Print quality version available upon request by emailing Candace M. Hansen-Hendrikx:[/text_output][text_output]TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 Editorial NEWS FROM THE ASA & ASG 4 Success! Half a Million Dollars Directed Towards Saving Amphibians Around the World 5 Updating the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP): Towards a Living Road Map [...]

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 [...]

Joint Statement of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) and the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) on Trade and Emerging Infectious Diseases in Amphibians

Notophthalmus viridescens © Clay Bolt | The IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) and the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) note with growing concern the recent reports on the impact of introduced chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans) and virus (Ranavirus) on unexposed amphibian populations. Amphibians are considered to be the most threatened vertebrate class in the world, with at [...]