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: cmhansen@amphibians.org[/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 | claybolt.com 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 [...]

Stopping the Toad Invasion in Madagascar

Madagascar is under toad attack. The Asian or Black-spined toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus (once known as Bufo melanostictus), has been found in the Toamasina area, one of the major ports of entry to the island It is a true toad and a relative of the Cane toad (Rhinella marina), the most successful invasive amphibian species worldwide, best [...]