Amphibian Red List Authority

The Amphibian Red List Authority (ARLA) is the branch of the Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) responsible for maintaining the amphibian extinction risk assessments on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Drawing on the expertise of the global ASG network, we are committed to assessing the conservation status of every amphibian species in the world.

Update countdown!

The current priority of the ARLA is to complete the 10-year update of amphibians on the IUCN Red List by December 2016. There is a lot of activity right now – both in the Central Coordination Team and in Working Groups around the world – so stay tuned!

Described species: 7,479
Species on the IUCN Red List: 6,460
Species to re-assess: 4,921  (74% last assessed in 2004)
Species to assess for the first time: 1,019
Funding required: US$552,000
Updated 4 January 2016