How to make every day #EarthDay for amphibians

Earth Day is the largest environmental celebration in the world, mobilizing and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to protect the planet and the species that call it home, including amphibians. But who said #EarthDay should only last for a single day each year? The Amphibian Survival Alliance certainly didn’t! In fact, we treat every [...]

Endangered Wildlife Trust senior management positions available

The Endangered Wildlife Trust, an Amphibian Survival Alliance partner, will be introducing two new senior positons to it organogram. Details regarding the positions can be found below: Vacancy for a Senior Manager: Species Conservation Purpose of the Position: The Endangered Wildlife Trust is one of the largest biodiversity conservation NGOs in southern Africa and is [...]

Hug harder and smile bigger with the new Bug-O-Dile and Amphibian Survival Alliance partnership

Hug harder, smile bigger! is BUG-O-DILE’s motto. Designing plush that both ensures a happy feeling and beautifys life is my passion. Before I started sewing animal plush, I was a traveller and an animal photographer. The things I saw and learned during those years made me want to give something back to wildlife. With BUG-O-DILE [...]

Where next in the fight against the invasive toad in Madagascar?

After the recent Mongabay article on the invasion of the Asian Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus) in Madagascar we wanted to share some further thoughts and get feedback from the broader community. As many of you will have heard already, the arrival of the Asian Toad in the biodiversity hotspot of Madagascar is nothing but bad news! The [...]

Bsal Rulemaking and Permitting Q&A Rescheduled Session #1

Due to various reasons, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) have had to reschedule these Q&A sessions, including the one originally planned for Monday, February 1st. Those of you who registered for that date and time will receive a cancellation notice. Below are the NEW [...]

Deadly salamander fungus: the threat, the ruling, the recommendations and the opportunities

Eastern Spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)  © Dave Huth The announcement that US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) would be placing movement restrictions on over 200 salamander species, including 67 US native species, has unsurprisingly resulted in much conversation across the community, from scientists to state wildlife officers, and pet keepers to NGO staff. As we [...]

Disappearing Frogs Project leaps into action in the Triangle and Sandhills in 2016

Art and science team up to highlight extinction threat The Disappearing Frogs Project (DFP), in partnership with the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), is bringing environmental awareness events to the Triangle and Sandhills region beginning in February 2016. DFP—a grassroots environmental art project—invites professional and emerging artists to create and submit artworks to support the mission [...]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service taking action to prevent deadly fungus from killing native salamanders

Interim rule in the Federal Register to be published listing 201 salamander species as injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act The Amphibian Survival Alliance is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, Jan. 13 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will be publishing an interim rule in the Federal Register to list 201 salamander species [...]

A special thank you for everyone who adopted a Quito rocket frog tadpole

Freddy Almeida, Balsa de los Sapos manager, taking care of the tadpoles of H. jacobuspetersi. We feed the tadpoles a special mixture of leaves, algae, and animal protein. Dear friends, First of all, on Balsa de los Sapos staff's behalf, I would like to thank you for supporting our initiative to protect the Quito Rocket [...]

Year in review: A look back at the Alliance’s 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to share 15 of our most notable accomplishments and stories from this year, made possible by supporters and friends like you! STORY #1: The year began with the development of two major partnerships for us. Firstly, we were asked to join the National Steering Committee of the US-based Partners [...]