Amphibian Ark Seed Grant for Amphibian Conservation

Amphibian Ark is pleased to announce the ninth annual call for proposals for its Seed Grant program! This $5,000 competitive grant is designed to fund small start-up rescue projects for species that cannot currently be saved in the wild. Successful proposals will reflect AArk values - please pay careful attention to the grant guidelines for [...]

Herpetology Field Course: Cocobolo Biological Field Station, Panama (June 1-7, 2017)

CREA, an ASA Partner, is happy to announce a one week field course in herpetology at our Cocobolo Biological Field Station in Panama from 1st June to 6th June 2017. Amphibians and reptiles are suffering unprecedented rates of extinction and yet they are the least studied groups of vertebrates. CREA, the non-profit organization that manages Cocobolo Nature [...]

How did the newt cross the road?

Adult male great crested newt in migration in November found near the study tunnels. © Froglife. Researchers from Froglife (an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner), The University of Hull and The Open University are discovering how endangered amphibians use man-made tunnels to cross roads. Their work, published in the open access journal PeerJ is the first [...]

Newly discovered frog species named after GWC’s/ASA’s Robin Moore

The 12.2 mm long Robinmoore’s Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus robinmoorei) sitting on the Indian five-rupee coin (24 mm diameter) is one of the new species discovered from the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Peninsular India. Photo © SD Biju. There's no doubt about it: Even though Robin Moore's recent namesake is teeny tiny, it represents a [...]

Love at First Squeak

Scientists re-discover tiny lost frog species in Zimbabwe For herpetologist and self-proclaimed “frog guy” Francois Becker, laying eyes on a frog lost to science for five decades was a moment of pure joy, not so unlike the jolt of adrenaline that comes with being hit by Cupid’s arrow. “Of the big moments in my life, [...]

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 – [...]

Join the EWT’s Official Guinness World Record Attempt for the Largest Game of Leapfrog

This February, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)—an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner—is inviting you to leap into action for frogs—literally—and stand the chance to make history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest game of leapfrog! Leap Day for Frogs is held annually in the last weekend of February to raise awareness of the [...]

Land Purchase in Panama Helps Protect a “Sky Island” of Cloud Forest for Threatened Amphibians

Cerro Chucantí Nature Reserve in Panama has been expanded by 260 acres and safeguards critical habitats for newly discovered species, thanks to Rainforest Trust’s (an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner) local partner Asociación Adopta el Bosque Panamá (ADOPTA), the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC) and other supporters. Rainforest Trust’s partner ADOPTA has secured 260 acres to [...]

Why did the Bullfrog cross the road?

Would you cross a busy road, knowing that you might not make it safely across? Unlikely, so why do hundreds of Giant Bullfrogs do it each year? The Giant Bullfrog is the second largest species of frog in the world, and an iconic species in Gauteng, which is the stronghold of their distributional range in [...]

Twenty-five frogs added to the amphibian fauna of Mount Oku, Cameroon

While amphibians all over the world are undergoing a continuous decline, their status in certain regions, such as Central Africa, remains unknown due to incomplete information. New paper, published by two scientists in the open access journal ZooKeys, addresses the knowledge gap by providing an updated list of already 50 amphibian species living on Mount Oku, [...]