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 [...]

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 [...]