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. [...]

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

Download a low resolution version of FrogLog here or the high resolution version here. Print quality version available upon request by emailing the Editor-in-Chief: froglog@amphibians.org. TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 – Editorial NEWS FROM THE ASA & ASG 4 – A Unique Partnership to Protect the Salamanders of the Great Smoky Mountains 7 – New Red List 0f Uruguayan Amphibian Species 10 – [...]

“Hoppy” Holidays from the Amphibian Survival Alliance!

At this time of year we fondly remember those who cannot be with us, including Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog ─ a beautiful species that was sadly lost in September. However, we also look to the future in the great hope that we can help conserve many wonderful amphibian species throughout the New Year and beyond. The [...]

New Sahonagasy Action Plan 2016-2020: Putting conservation into action to protect the spectacular frogs of Madagascar

Madagascar is home to over 300 species of amphibian that are largely endemic to the island. This highly diverse and globally important assemblage of amphibians is under increasing pressure from a range of threats. In response, an international collaboration of organizations and individuals have come together to create a coordinated strategy to address these threats, [...]

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 [...]