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 […]
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. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]