Now Available: “Photographing Frogs and Other Amphibians” Ebook

Download your free copy HERE, or read it in our online reader HERE. Amphibians are the most threatened vertebrate taxa on the planet. The latest figures from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species show that there are nearly as many threatened species of amphibians as birds and mammals combined, and that the proportion of [...]

Hot off the press: Your copy of FrogLog 119 is waiting for you

Download a low resolution version of FrogLog here or the high resolution version here. TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 – Editorial NEWS FROM THE ASA & ASG 4 – Carrying on the Legacy of Amphibian Conservation Pioneer George Rabb 5 – George Rabb: Founder and “Spiritual” Leader of the Amphibian Conservation Movement 8 – ASG at the 2017 Latin American Congress of [...]

New Study Reveals Deadly Pathogen Not Present in Pet Salamanders in the United States

A recent rule put in place in 2016 restricting the international import of 201 salamander species into the United States aimed to prevent the newly discovered deadly salamander fungal disease, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), from entering the country. In a new study published Oct. 13 in Scientific Reports based on help from the Amphibian Survival Alliance [...]

Deadly salamander fungus now found on frogs in the pet trade

Photo:  The Oriental fire-bellied toad (Bombina orientalis) © Laurent Lebois The recently discovered pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal)  has decimated fire salamander populations in Europe and has been shown in laboratory trials to lethally affect salamanders found in North America, such as species of newts in the eastern and western sections of North America. An article published [...]

George Rabb: Founder and “Spiritual” Leader of the Amphibian Conservation Movement

I first met George Rabb at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in October 1985 when I was interviewed by an intimidating panel of four men and one woman for the position of Species Programme Officer at IUCN headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. George was on the panel – I don’t remember much of the interview, except that [...]

Carrying on the Legacy of Amphibian Conservation Pioneer George Rabb

The amphibian conservation community is deeply saddened by the loss one of its greatest and most supportive pioneers. Dr. George Rabb, with his focus on amphibians, stands equal in our conservation world among other ‘giants’ such as Jane Goodall and David Attenborough. George felt very honoured to have an amazing species of frog named after [...]

Remembering George B. Rabb (1930-2017)

Amphibian conservationist George Rabb (second from the right) with part of the ASA/ASG team. Dear friends, Heartbroken. This is how members of the global amphibian conservation community, including the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) and IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG), have been since  learning that our dear mentor and supporter George Rabb has died this past Thursday, [...]

World of Hope

Dear ASA friends, partners, and environmental conservation advocates around the world, We know at times it can feel as if our efforts to protect our planet are inconsequential and overlooked. We know that this can feel isolating. We at ASA would like everyone within our community to know that we are not alone in our [...]

The Amphibian Survival Alliance’s “Frogress Report” (April 2017)

Welcome to the next edition of The Frogress Report, the bi-monthly newsletter for Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) Partners. This newsletter brings together updates from across the ASA to continue to develop a strong alliance, and to celebrate the incredible achievements being made regularly across the partnership. In addition, The Frogress Report enables the regular exchange of important [...]

Meet Elyssa Scheck: ASA Communications Intern

In March, the Amphibian Survival Alliance welcomed Elyssa Scheck to our team as communications intern. Elyssa completed her MSc at the University of Bristol in Global Wildlife Health and Conservation, and has since gained valuable experience at the National Audubon Society working as a School Yard Habitat Education Specialist, and as an Environmental Education Intern. [...]