#AmphibianHero: Crees Foundation

Why did you join the Alliance and what are you doing to help protect amphibians?  crees joined the Alliance because we are determined to conserve the amazing diversity of amphibians in our reserve, the Manu Learning Centre, which is located in Southeast Peru, in the buffer zone of the Manu National Park, the most biodiverse [...]

The world according to Gorp the frog

Platymantis levigatus © Aldrin Mallari/Fauna & Flora International Fauna & Flora International’s Dr Neil Aldrin Mallari, Country Director of the Philippines and keen frogger turns his hand at translating a message from Gorp the frog to the human race… I am Gorp. I am a frog. I shall attempt to speak on behalf of all amphibians [...]

#AmphibianHero: Las Gralarias Foundation

 Centrolene heloderma © Tim Krynak Las Gralarias Foundation Inc. (LGF) is a 501c3 non-profit foundation broadly supporting biological conservation efforts in the Mindo region of Ecuador and Reserva Las Gralarias (RLG) (Province of Pinchincha, Ecuador). LGF recognizes that biological conservation is a multifaceted field and their conservation goals include habitat protection, research, education and responsible eco-tourism. Below, [...]

Amphibian Hero: Madagasikara Voakajy

Amphibian Conservation in Madagascar, thoughts and perspectives By Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka, Madagasikara Voakajy While being part of the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Madagascar is also getting ready for the workshop to review its Conservation Strategy for its Amphibians. The first workshop (ACSAM 1) took place in 2006 and resulted in the Sahonagasy Action Plan. [...]

Amphibian Hero: The Wandering Herpetologist

Amphibians the world over are facing probably the world’s most serious extinction crisis. What are your thoughts on the future prospects for amphibian conservation and preventing further extinctions? Amphibians are facing terrible odds for survival globally due to threats like population, habitat loss, introduced species, and diseases. While it’s inevitable that we will continue to [...]

Amphibian Hero: Anima Mundi – Adventures in Wildlife Photography

Amphibians the world over are facing probably the world’s most serious extinction crisis. What are your thoughts on the future prospects for amphibian conservation and preventing further extinctions? Extinctions are part and parcel of the natural process and have always taken place in this planet’s long history, but what we are seeing in our time [...]

Amphibian Hero: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Male Mountain chicken calling on a rock. Photo © Sarah-Louise Adams Amphibians the world over are facing probably the world’s most serious extinction crisis. What are your thoughts on the future prospects for amphibian conservation and preventing further extinctions? With threats such as habitat loss continuing at rapid rates and diseases such as chytridiomysosis and [...]

Amphibian Hero: Save The Salamanders

Amphibians the world over are facing probably the world’s most serious extinction crisis. What are your thoughts on the future prospects for amphibian conservation and preventing further extinctions? Given the numerous serious threats that these animals face (habitat destruction, environmental degradation, disease, harvesting from the wild, etc), the prognosis for amphibians can seem very grim. [...]