The amphibians.org Partnership
For over a decade amphibians.org has been a source of information relating to amphibian conservation, research and education. Originally the home of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG), in 2013 it expanded to include the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), and it is playing an important role in coordinating the global response to amphibian declines around the world.
The ASG is IUCN’s network of the world’s leading amphibian experts providing scientific guidance to identify and inform conservation action. The ASA is a global partnership of over 100 organizations, institutions and groups who in turn coordinate and support the implementation of amphibian conservation action. As the scientific advisory body of the ASA, the ASG was requested to coordinate the updating of the 2007 Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP) to better reflect the current challenges, and ASG has already produced its first version of a living ACAP document. The ASG is uniquely positioned to work with the ASA to identify the current challenges to amphibian conservation, and to recommend potential solutions, having a broad membership represented across more than 40 regions from around the world. In mid-2013 the ASG initiated establishment of the Thematic Working Groups designed to identify priority actions that would be executed primarily through the ASA, with the ASA Secretariat acting as a coordinating implementation body. As knowledge increases and progress is made, the priority actions will evolve, helping to redefine the new ACAP as a living document.
amphibians.org is a portal to the global response to amphibian declines. Use it to share information, build partnerships and save amphibians. Contact us to discuss more about amphibians.org, the ASG and the ASA.
Here is a brief overview of our history. Explore the pages of amphibians.org to learn more about our efforts to save amphibians around the world.