Haiti’s First-Ever Private Nature Reserve Will Safeguard Treasure Trove of Imperiled Species

In an historic move, Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) has joined forces with several partners to establish the first private nature reserve in Haiti. The project—in partnership with Rainforest Trust, Temple University, Haiti National Trust and local NGO Société Audubon Haiti (SAH)—launched this week with the final acquisition of more than 1,200 acres on Grand Bois [...]

Save the date: Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium (ACRS) set for April 27th-28th, 2019

Manchester Metropolitan University in collaboration with Chester Zoo and the Amphibian Survival Alliance are excited to announce that the Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium (ACRS) is returning to Manchester in 2019. ACRS is the only international symposium dedicated specifically to the sharing of research and strategies to empower the future of amphibian conservation. ACRS helps to bring together [...]

Updated Comprehensive Checklist of Indian Amphibians Launched

A comprehensive checklist of Indian amphibians has been updated and launched on the Zoological Survey of India website on 18th January 2019. Since 2009, Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India in collaboration with other institutes have been updating the Indian amphibian checklist periodically. In 2009 the total number of species was 284. In 2010 [...]

Lonely No More: Romeo the Sehuencas Water Frog Finds Love

It has been more than 10 years since the last-known Sehuencas water frog, Romeo, has known love—but the bachelor’s luck is about to change drastically. On a recent expedition to a Bolivian cloud forest, Global Wildlife Conservation and the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny rediscovered the Sehuencas water frog (Telmatobius yuracare) in the wild [...]

Save the date: Inaugural African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (ACLIE)

The inaugural African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (ACLIE) will be held in 2019 in the iconic Kruger National Park, co-hosted by the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Eskom. Centered around the theme Building Partnerships:  the linear way, the conference will focus on the intersection of people and linear infrastructure, specifically how both people and nature [...]

Amphibian Ark Conservation Grants

Amphibian Ark is pleased to announce its new, expanded Conservation Grants Program. Our new grants program includes a range of additional granting opportunities, including start-up grants for new projects, multi-year project grants, scholarships for workshop attendance and mentorship for existing captive programs. We’ve also added some new guidelines and requirements for grant recipients. The details [...]

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. [...]