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 [...]

Updated checklist of Indian amphibians launched

A comprehensive updated Checklist of Indian Amphibians has been updated and launched on 'International Biodiversity Day 2017' on 22nd May 2017 on the Mhadei Research Center website www.mhadeiresearchcenter.org In 2009, Dinesh et al., brought out an annotated checklist of amphibians of India listing 284 species with their synonyms, information on their type locality, type specimen [...]

Denver Zoo hatches first Lake Titicaca frog tadpoles in North American history

Denver Zoo is thrilled to announce it hatched the first batch of Lake Titicaca frog tadpoles in North American history on February 14. The roughly 200 tadpoles are the offspring of two of the 20 frogs that arrived from the Huachipa Zoo, in Lima, Peru, in November 2015. Currently, Denver Zoo is the only institution [...]

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 [...]

Get ready for the rainy season with the exciting new field guide Amphibians of Costa Rica

Just in time for the rainy season, Cornell University Press is offering ASG and ASA members a special 30% discount on the new book, Amphibians of Costa Rica. Simply use the promo code 09CAU6 at checkout on the book’s website. Amphibians of Costa Rica is the first in-depth field guide to all 206 species of [...]

Amphibian Conservation Fund: Call for proposals 2017

Prompted by the alarming global decline of amphibian species, zoo associations, zoos and private participants in the German-speaking region engaged actively in the conservation of this highly endangered group of animal species. The amphibian conservation program consists of a suite of measures that include amphibian conservation and research projects, conservation breeding, capacity building, specialized staff [...]

One-toe, Two-toed, Three-toed: The Amphiumas

Photo © Brian Gratwicke I’ve long fostered a love affair with the Floridian wetlands. How the cool, damp foliage surrenders under the weight of a heavy hiking boot. The way invertebrates hum and buzz and strum, chorusing in all their vivaciousness under the moonglow of a still night. Green tree frogs, male, eager to spread [...]

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. [...]

The call for 2017 EDGE Fellowship applications is NOW OPEN

One of the most effective ways ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme (www.edgeofexistence.org) is working to secure the future of EDGE species is by awarding two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders “EDGE Fellows” working on poorly-known EDGE bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile or coral species. EDGE Fellows follow a comprehensive two-year training programme comprising of:  A [...]

Not without my poison frog

How Colombian Indians took the Terrible Poison Frog as ammunition to new shores It is regarded as the most poisonous vertebrate on Earth: Phyllobates terribilis, the Terrible Poison Frog. Its home lies in the rain-rich forests on the Pacific coast of Colombia, and its name was adopted for an entire frog family: the poison frogs. [...]