Zoo welcomes world’s largest amphibian

2019-04-08T10:54:29-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

A rescued Chinese giant salamander will make its debut at ZSL London Zoo today, after ZSL wildlife experts helped Border Force identify four of the Critically Endangered amphibians and offered them a new home.

Having prevented an attempt to illegally import the mysterious looking animals, Border Force asked the Zoo’s keepers […]

Queensland Lab Turns to Chytrid-Fighting Genes to Save Species on the Brink

2019-04-04T13:36:27-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Latest News|

Australia’s most iconic amphibian, the Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), may soon be famous for more than its unusual and brilliant yellow and black color combo. One Health Research Group lab at James Cook University in Queensland is investigating two innovative methods to genetically bolster the species’ immunity to the […]

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans: Building an Understanding of Invasion Threat in North America with Conservation Partners

2019-04-07T08:04:03-04:00April 1st, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) is a recently discovered fungal pathogen from Asia that is emerging and causing salamander declines in Europe. Unregulated trade of infected non-native salamanders is believed to be the route of entry.  North America is home to the greatest diversity of salamanders in the world. Currently, no […]

The Family Pond: A Creative Approach to Amphibian Conservation Awareness

2019-04-07T07:52:04-04:00March 29th, 2019|Latest News|

Enjoyable family activities can have an impact on amphibian conservation and can create a ripple effect across generations. It can bring the common interest of conservation into your personal relationships. It can also make your family more environmentally conscientious and contribute to amphibian conservation all while having family fun! When […]

The rediscovery of the Allipacca water frog (Telmatobius intermedius) in the western Andes of Peru

2019-04-05T14:41:33-04:00March 26th, 2019|Latest News|

The story of our rediscovery begins in December of 2014, when we were surveying the habitat of the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), in the Sondondo valley, a community of Chipao in the southern Andes of the Peruvian department of Ayacucho. At the end of our work, and in preparation of […]