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 [...]

Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders grants available

The Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders is seeking proposals for its 2017 grant cycle. This year, we are offering two grants. The Daniel M. DiGigiacomo grant is being offered in the amount of $5,000. This grant may be used to fund salamander research, education and conservation initiatives in the United States or internationally. Additionally, [...]

FOUND: Remarkable Salamander Rediscovery Heralds Early Success for Worldwide Quest to Find and Protect Lost Species

 Jackson’s Climbing Salamander Rediscovered in Guatemala 42 Years After Last Sighting The Search for Lost Species initiative is today celebrating the incredible and unexpected rediscovery of the first of its top 25 “most wanted” lost species, the Jackson’s Climbing Salamander (Bolitoglossa jacksoni), lost to science since its discovery in 1975. The rediscovery comes months before [...]

Hot off the press: Your copy of FrogLog 119 is waiting for you

Download a low resolution version of FrogLog here or the high resolution version here. TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 – Editorial NEWS FROM THE ASA & ASG 4 – Carrying on the Legacy of Amphibian Conservation Pioneer George Rabb 5 – George Rabb: Founder and “Spiritual” Leader of the Amphibian Conservation Movement 8 – ASG at the 2017 Latin American Congress of [...]

New Study Reveals Deadly Pathogen Not Present in Pet Salamanders in the United States

A recent rule put in place in 2016 restricting the international import of 201 salamander species into the United States aimed to prevent the newly discovered deadly salamander fungal disease, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), from entering the country. In a new study published Oct. 13 in Scientific Reports based on help from the Amphibian Survival Alliance [...]

Open nomination period for Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation: Nominations due Oct 27

It's that time of year to honor a colleague who goes above and beyond to conserve amphibians and reptiles! Award Name: Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation Prize: Engraved, commemorative plaque and $1,000 Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017 To Submit a Nomination: Use this Google docs form. It details the criteria by which [...]

Save The Date: Salamander Saturday, 5 May 2018

Salamander Saturday is an initiative started by Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders (FCSal) to raise awareness about salamanders, their habitats and their role in the ecosystem. We are encouraging organizations around the world to hold an event on this day and to share their events with FCSal through social media, thereby promoting global unity [...]

Deadly salamander fungus now found on frogs in the pet trade

Photo:  The Oriental fire-bellied toad (Bombina orientalis) © Laurent Lebois The recently discovered pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal)  has decimated fire salamander populations in Europe and has been shown in laboratory trials to lethally affect salamanders found in North America, such as species of newts in the eastern and western sections of North America. An article published [...]