Postdoctoral position: Amphibian disease ecology or aquatic-terrestrial linkages

A postdoctoral position in amphibian disease ecology or aquatic-terrestrial linkages is available in the Piovia-Scott Lab at Washington State University, Vancouver. The postdoc will participate in ongoing projects focused on the ecology of chytridiomycosis (the disease caused by amphibian chytrid fungi), conservation of threatened amphibians, and the ecological consequences of resource flows across the aquatic-terrestrial [...]

Work underway on West Africa’s first amphibian conservation education center

Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana has secured a dilapidated building and work is underway for the construction of West Africa’s first amphibian conservation education center. It is in the home region of Ghana's flagship Giant Squeaker Frog, Sui, thus, dubbed the ‘Sui Amphibian Conservation Education Centre – SACEC.’ Funded from our Whitley Fund [...]

Southwest Habitat Management Guidelines now available for purchase

The wait is over! Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SW PARC) is pleased to announce that the Habitat Management Guidelines (HMGs) are available for purchase! This long-awaited publication was unveiled and available for purchase at the SW PARC annual meeting in Alpine, Texas in August 2016. It is now available for online purchase via Amazon, [...]

4th International Symposium on Ranaviruses

Planning is currently underway for the 4th International Symposium on Ranaviruses which will take place from June 7th to June 10th, 2017 in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary. The venue of the meeting is the historical campus of the University of Veterinary Science, in the heart of the city of Pest. The meeting will [...]

Aquatic eDNA sampling protocol finalized

The National Genomics Center for Wildlife & Fish Conservation just published their final protocol for eDNA sampling of aquatic organisms as a General Technical Report (RMRS-GTR-355). It is based on extensive field trials and lessons learned during the course of sampling thousands of sites the last few years. Aquatic eDNA sampling is far more rapid, [...]

A global network for monitoring the sounds of nature

The Automated Remote Biodiversity Monitoring Network, along with partners from around the world, are launching a Kickstarter campaign to establish a global network of biodiversity monitoring stations. No one questions the importance of the global network of weather stations or daily satellite images that help us monitor the world’s forests, but we have virtually ignored the status [...]

1.8 Million Acres of Sierra Nevada habitat protected for imperiled frogs, toads

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced yesterday, the designation of 1,812,164 acres of protected “critical habitat” throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains for several endangered amphibians: the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, Yosemite toad and northern population of the mountain yellow-legged frog. The vast majority of the critical habitat for these amphibians is on federal public lands in [...]

Creating Protected Areas for Threatened Amphibians and Reptiles

Photo: Critically Endangered William's Bright-Eyed Frog. Photo © Molly Bletz. Rainforest Trust issues a call to action for global conservation partners. In 2004, the Global Amphibian Assessment identified habitat loss as one of the major causes of amphibian declines throughout the world. This should have sparked a major global effort to protect as many key sites [...]

ANIMA MUNDI – Adventures in Wildlife Photography, Issue 24 now available

A very good day to all our regular readers and followers - and a warm welcome to all our new subscribers! As usual, we are chiming in to let you know that Issue 24, October 2016, of our free online magazine ANIMA MUNDI - Adventures in Wildlife Photography is now out and ready for downloading [...]

Amphibian Ark Newsletter: Call for articles

Amphibian Survival Alliance Partner Amphibian Ark (AArk) is now calling for articles and photos for the September 2016 edition of the Amphibian Ark Newsletter. Please take advantage of their wide distribution, both within and outside the amphibian conservation community, to share your recent successes and updates with your ex situ amphibian programs, and articles about newly established programs. They are [...]