Free Bsal testing kits available for pet salamanders and newts

* Due to overwhelming demand we are no longer able to send out the free swabbing kits for pet salamanders and newts in the Contiguous United States. Please check our blog and social media channels regularly to be notified when more kits have been made available. Thank you for your interest and understanding.* If you have a pet salamander [...]

Salamanders lost, salamanders found, salamanders saved

Two rare salamander species lost to science for nearly 40 years have not only been recently rediscovered, but the Amphibian Survival Alliance and a consortium of international groups has protected some of the last remaining forest home of the salamanders just in the nick of time. Critical habitat of the Finca Chiblac salamander (Bradytriton [...]

Amphibian Champion: Karla Pelz Serrano

Each month the Amphibian Survival Alliance shines the spotlight on individual accomplishments for amphibian conservation through our Amphibian Champions program. This month’s Amphibian Champion is Karla Pelz Serrano, a conservation biologist working as a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolita in Lerma, Mexico. [vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output]For the past twelve years she has been [...]

Imperiled Madagascan amphibians find shelter in new protected area

After a five-year effort, some of Madagascar’s rarest amphibian and reptile species have received protection within the newly created Ankaratra Massif Reserve. The Madagascan conservation organization Association Vondrona Ivon’ny Fampandrosoanavif (VIF) established the reserve with the support of its U.S. partners Amphibian Survival Alliance, Global Wildlife Conservation and Rainforest Trust. Located 45 miles southeast of Madagascar’s [...]

#UpgradeYourWorld: Together let’s make a difference for amphibians!

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"] [/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output]#UPGRADEYOURWORLD is a campaign run by Microsoft that celebrates the people and organizations that do great things. It recognizes and supports global nonprofits that upgrade their communities and the world every day. From July 29th – August 23rd, people around the world are being asked by Microsoft vote to for their favorite [...]

#AmphibianBioBlitz: Have you seen Glyphoglossus molossus?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][text_output] Glyphoglossus molasses © Thomas Brown (CC BY-NC) [/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output]Grumpy Cat has nothing on this frog which is currently listed as Near Threatened (NT) on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Have you seen this frog or know anything about it? If so, we need to hear from you NOW to help us determine if this species is [...]

#AmphibianBioBlitz: Have you seen Allobates caeruleodactylus?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][text_output] Allobates caeruleodactylus © 2013 Pedro Ivo Simoes  [/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output]With what appears to be a hairdo that rivals that of Donald Trump, this frog  is currently listed as Data Deficient (DD) on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Have you seen this frog or do you know anything about it? If you answered yes to either [...]

First Southern Appalachians Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) meeting

Since the news of the latest threat to salamanders, researchers and conservation groups have not been idle. Conservation requires collaboration and what better way to get people working together than by bringing them together around the same table? That is why in August this year, the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), Partners in Amphibian and Reptile [...]

Amphibian Champion: Sally Wren

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output]Each month the Amphibian Survival Alliance shines the spotlight on individual accomplishments for amphibian conservation through our Amphibian Champions program. This month’s Amphibian Champion is Sally Wren, a Program Officer with the Amphibian Specialist Group who is also currently working towards a PhD at the University of Otago, researching methods for improving the conservation of [...]

Scientists urge ban on salamander imports to fend off new fungus

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output]Five California amphibian experts warn that a recently discovered fungus already devastating salamanders in Europe could imperil American salamanders, and urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to immediately halt salamander imports until there is a plan to detect and prevent the spread of the fungus. Salamanders are an important part of forest ecosystems [...]