ASG Brasil lança seu site oficial

O Grupo de Especialistas em Anfíbios do Brasil (ASG Brasil), sucursal regional do Amphibian Specialist Group, lançou recentemente seu site oficial e sua página no Facebook. Ambos serão canais de contato entre o Grupo e a comunidade herpetológica brasileira, principalmente aqueles interessados e envolvidos com conservação de anfíbios. Periodicamente serão divulgadas as principais atividades desenvolvidas [...]

ANIMA MUNDI – Adventures in Wildlife Photography, Issue 25 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 [...]

Species of the Week: Heroic minute salamanders

Minute salamanders (Plethodontidae: Thorius) were once very common in montane habitats bordering the eastern and southern margins of the Mexican Plateau, where they have experienced an adaptive radiation in miniature. Molecular data have proven to be essential for sorting specimens into species, which are then discerned to differ in morphology, ecology, elevational distribution, etc. Species [...]

Now available: Pictorial guide to frogs and toads of the Western Ghats

A pictorial guide to frogs and toads of the Western Ghats of India was published in 2012 by Gubbi Labs with generous funding from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) to Gururaja KV. The guide illustrates 73 species of over 200 species (nearly a third) of anurans in the Western Ghats. [...]

Ghana Online Amphibian Literacy Project-GOAL Project

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana, West Africa’s first NGO dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation is launching an interactive online campaign project dubbed Ghana Online Amphibian Literacy (GOAL) Project. GOAL Project is aimed at promoting amphibian knowledge, inspiring interest in amphibian conservation and increasing interactions on social media especially amongst the youth and internet users. A third [...]

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 [...]

First Anouncement: 13th conference of the Herpetological Association of Africa

This is a first announcement for the 13th conference of the Herpetological Association of Africa (23rd – 27th January 2017). The conference will be held at Bonamanzi Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Bonamanzi is a fantastic venue that is easily reached on good main roads, and is accessible from two major airports. The conference presentations are expected to [...]

Amphibian fungus in Europe could emerge in United States: USGS identifies research needs & management actions

A deadly fungus causing population crashes in wild European salamanders could emerge in the United States and threaten already declining amphibians here, according to a report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey. The Department of the Interior is working proactively to protect the nation’s amphibians.  The USGS is report released today highlights cooperative research [...]

The ASA Jumps on Board #GivingTuesday to Raise Support for Amphibians

#GivingTuesday is a movement created to celebrate giving on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This third annual #GivingTuesday is on December 2, 2014 and was established by the UN Foundation and 92Y. In addition to being celebrated in the U.S., the day is celebrated in countries worldwild. The day inspires personal philanthropy [...]

Second population of fire salamanders hit hard

Salamandra salamandra © Sébastien Pirotte Early April this year, a second population of fire salamanders in Belgium was found to be affected by the novel chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Belgium nature conservation organisations urgently press everyone who sights suspicious mortality in fire salamanders, or sees any ill-looking amphibians to immediately contact Ghent University by email: meldpuntziekeamfibieen@ugent.be This chytrid [...]