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A sustainable future for the Chinese giant salamander

2019-04-07T07:13:06-04:00December 14th, 2018|Latest News, Partner Updates|

The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the world’s largest amphibian and a global priority for conservation due to its evolutionary history and high extinction risk. This Critically Endangered species is endemic to China. This species is eaten and has a  high economic value, leading to the unsustainable and unregulated […]

Governor Accepts Amphibian Proclamation from Mayor of Amphibiville

2019-04-07T07:10:36-04:00December 7th, 2018|Latest News, Partner Updates|

Trinity Favazza’s amphibian proclamation was adopted by Governor Rick Snyder and he declared a Michigan, statewide “Amphibian Conservation Awareness Week” for December 1-7, 2018. Her proposal was one of the last to be proclaimed during his governorship.

Trinity, who is 11 years old, is the outgoing Mayor of Detroit Zoological Society’s […]

Meet Reid Harris, ASA’s Director of International Disease Mitigation

2019-04-07T07:07:42-04:00December 1st, 2018|Amphibian Survival Alliance|

Meet Reid Harris, ASA’s Director of International Disease Mitigation. Reid is an expert in amphibian diseases and is working to reduce their impact on global amphibian populations. Reid developed the idea of using skin probiotics to combat a lethal chytrid fungus that has decimated amphibian populations globally. He was a […]

Why We Need More Amphibian-focused Protected Areas

2019-04-07T06:59:00-04:00October 20th, 2018|Latest News, Partner Updates|

Of the five major categories of vertebrates, amphibians are the most threatened, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Species. That isn’t only bad news for all the frogs, toads and salamanders of the world, but also for all the rest of the living […]

No Pain, No Gain in the Search for this Lost Frog

2019-04-07T07:01:46-04:00October 10th, 2018|Latest News|

The Baritú’s Marsupial Frog had not been observed in the wild since 1993. (Photo by Mauricio Akmentins)

If you’re biologist Mauricio Akmentins, your first thought when you hear the call of a lovely little frog lost to science for the last 25 years is not “holy $#@%, I think I just […]