Study on frogs helps scientists understand disease outbreak and progression

The search for answers to protect Central American frogs from extinction is also giving scientists clues on how to predict and respond to emerging diseases and epidemics in humans, plants and other wildlife. In their paper published in the magazine Science, March 30, University of Nevada, Reno's Jamie Voyles and her colleagues document the recovery of [...]

Job Announcement: Partnership and Communications Coordinator for the Asian Species Action Partnership

The Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) - an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner -  is an inter-institutional Partnership convened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC), which focuses attention on a region that, without more serious conservation intervention, will see the demise of much of its unique diversity. ASAP was established [...]

Amphibian Ark Seed Grant Program: Update

We are changing our seed grant program, and expanding it to include grants for additional types of amphibian conservation programs, and potentially for some multi-year grants. We are working on our new grants program now, and hope to announce the new-look grants, along with a call for applications, around the middle of June this [...]

Single frog seeks mate on Match to save his species

It has been more than 10 years since Romeo the Sehuencas water frog, the sole Sehuencas water frog known to exist, has found love, a problem that has huge implications for his species. This Valentine’s Day, Global Wildlife Conservation (an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner), Match, the world’s largest relationship company, and the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative [...]

International field course: Ecology and conservation of high-Andean amphibians, Pampas Galeras Barbara D´Achille National Reserve, Peru, 1-6 August 2018

ORGANIZING INSTITUTIONS Catenazzi Lab Asociación Pro Fauna Silvestre – Ayacucho Reserva Nacional de Pampa Galeras Barbara D´ Achille del Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas WHERE Pampas Galeras Barbara D’Achille National Reserve, Lucanas Province, Department of Ayacucho INSTRUCTORS Alessandro Catenazzi, PhD - Biology, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Amphibian [...]

2018 DICE MSc Scholarship

Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology are advertising the 2018 DICE MSc Scholarship and looking for dynamic, early career conservationists. The successful applicant will receive a fully funded studentship on our MSc conservation programme. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Be nationals of or have official refugee status in a country that is officially recognised [...]

Request for Proposals: Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction

The mandate of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is to “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water”. In partnership with the IUCN SSC, the goal of this fund is to halt further [...]

Once Critically Endangered Black-eyed Leaf Frog Leaps from Edge of Extinction to Relative Safety

The future once looked grim for the stunning black-eyed leaf frog from Mexico and the Neotropics, but 13 years after the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species classified the species as critically endangered—often the last step before extinction—new information has led to a dramatically different classification: that it is now of least concern. According to [...]

Vacancy: Head, Species Conservation Action – Global Species Programme, IUCN

Please note that IUCN is re-posting this position as they have made some changes to the Terms of Reference. The extended deadline for applications is 10 December 2017. If you have applied previously and are still interested you do not need to re-apply as your application will be reviewed. The full job description and how to apply is [...]

The Endangered Wildlife Trust launches Brake for Wildlife campaign

As South Africans prepare to take to the roads over the holiday period, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) - an Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner - is asking road users to join in a campaign to address the impact of transport infrastructure on wildlife. December sees the start of Brake for Wildlife, the EWT’s nationwide survey [...]