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17 06, 2019

Ghana set to sacrifice irreplaceable forest and water sources for bauxite mine

2019-06-17T06:43:35-04:00June 17th, 2019|Amphibian Survival Alliance, Latest News, Partner Updates|

Despite vehement opposition from local communities and international conservation organisations, the Ghanaian government seems determined to proceed with a destructive bauxite mine in the Atewa Forest – a globally important ecosystem that harbours extraordinary wildlife and provides water for 5 million people.

The recent decision to send […]

10 06, 2019

Improving amphibian conservation: A new Special Issue in the journal Biological Conservation

2019-06-11T07:25:43-04:00June 10th, 2019|Latest News|

Amphibian conservation science describes and explains observed declines, but provides little in the way of mitigation strategies. To halt or reverse declines, a shift towards focused research that informs conservation action is necessary. A Special Issue in the journal Biological Conservation shows how this goal can be achieved.

The Special […]

21 05, 2019

Zoological Society of London Symposium: Mitigating single pathogen and co-infections that threaten amphibian biodiversity

2019-05-21T10:29:46-04:00May 21st, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

The Zoological Society of London recently sponsored a symposium, dedicated to Tim Halliday, on mitigating amphibian diseases, which took place in London on the 24thand 25thof April 2019.  Invited speakers came from around the world, and there were a number of contributed posters. Speakers focused on three amphibian diseases (Bd […]

13 05, 2019

New Amphibian Conservation Websites Launched!

2019-05-09T11:04:09-04:00May 13th, 2019|Amphibian Survival Alliance, Latest News, Partner Updates|

The Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA)  and the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) are both proud to launch their respective new websites, www.amphibians.org and www.iucn-amphibians.org!

The ASA and ASG have shared the same domain, amphibians.org, since 2013. Originally ASG’s home, the intent behind this was to show […]

10 05, 2019

Climate change responsible for severe infectious disease in UK frogs

2019-05-10T04:02:21-04:00May 10th, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

Climate change has already increased the spread and severity of a fatal disease caused by Ranavirus that infects common frogs (Rana temporaria) in the UK, according to research led by ZSL’s Institute of Zoology, UCL and Queen Mary University of London published today in Global Change Biology (10 May 2019).

Historic trends […]