Amphibian Champion: Esté Matthew

[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 Esté Matthew, a Masters student at North-West University (Potchefstroom campus) in South Africa. Esté has always had a keen interest in wildlife and sciences. From a very young age she had a particular love [...]

Two rare amphibians lost to science re-discovered in the Philippines

Biodiversity survey underscores importance of habitat protection on Palawan A team of researchers from the Centre for Sustainability, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and partners have re-discovered two amphibian species thought lost to science in their natural habitat on the lush island province of Palawan in the Philippines: the Palawan toadlet (Pelophryne albotaeniata) and [...]

Amphibian Hero: Josh’s Frogs

At Josh's Frogs, one of the largest private breeders of neotropical amphibians in the United States, we're committed to protecting wild populations of the amphibians we love. With our experience propagating neotropical anura in captivity we are determined to do what we can to supplant the demand for wild caught frogs with healthy, ethically produced, [...]

North American team formed to address emerging diseases in amphibians and reptiles

The recent introduction from Europe to North America of the pathogen that causes White Nose Syndrome (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) has led to the decimation of millions of bats. However, bats aren't the only creatures dying in large numbers due to disease. Native herpetofauna - frogs, salamanders, snakes, lizards, and turtles – are in trouble, too. Viruses, [...]

Amphibian trade workshop: Identifying the threats, species most at risk and next steps

Workshop attendees © Alejandra Goyenechea The Singapore Zoo, the Animal Welfare Institute, Defenders of Wildlife and the Amphibian Survival Alliance joined forces in March 2015 to host two international amphibian trade workshops. On March 12th and 13th two teams of amphibian and trade specialists from academia, government, and non-governmental organizations gathered at parallel workshops in [...]

Hot off the press: FrogLog 114

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][text_output]Download a low resolution version of FrogLog here or the high resolution version here. Print quality version available upon request by emailing Candace M. Hansen-Hendrikx: cmhansen@amphibians.org[/text_output][text_output]TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 Editorial NEWS FROM THE ASA & ASG 4 Success! Half a Million Dollars Directed Towards Saving Amphibians Around the World 5 Updating the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP): Towards a Living Road Map [...]

ACRS 2015: Empowering the Future of Amphibian Conservation

More than 100 people attended the fourth ACRS, Cambridge, 2015. Photo © Evie Button. The Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium (ACRS) is the only international series of conferences devoted to sharing research and strategies to empower the future of amphibian conservation. In 2015 ACRS was adopted, through a joint initiative, by the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), the world’s [...]

#AmphibianHero: Association Mitsinjo

We recently sat down with Devin Edmonds, the Amphibian Conservation Director for the newest partner to join the Alliance, Association Mitsinjo. Mitsinjo is a Malagasy word that in the context of their organization means “to look ahead and provide for the future." Their mission is to link biodiversity conservation with sustainable rural development in Andasibe, Madagascar – the frog capital [...]

Amphibian Hero: RAVON

The mission of RAVON (Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Conservation the Netherlands) is to increase the number of sustainable populations of amphibians, reptiles and freshwater fish in the Netherlands. Because staff alone cannot do this, they closely collaborate with nearly 2,000 volunteers who are their ears and eyes in the field. We have seen the beginning of the [...]

Success! Half a million dollars directed towards saving amphibians around the world!

Now that is progress! At the end of 2013, we gave out our very first grant. Since then we have supported 24 projects around the world, helping to direct a total of $551,586.99 to global amphibian conservation efforts. This incredible achievement was made possible thanks to the support of Alliance Partners such as Rainforest Trust, [...]