Uniting amphibian IUCN Red List assessment updates and Alliance for Zero Extinction sites

2019-07-12T12:53:10-04:00July 12th, 2019|Amphibian Survival Alliance, Latest News, Partner Updates|

ASA, Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), and the Amphibian Red List Authority (ARLA) of the IUCN SSC are collaborating to update all amphibian Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) sites. Thanks to a grant from Synchronicity Earth—a fellow Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) partner—we are developing an approach that updates the AZE data […]

Join the Atelopus Survival Initiative to help bring Harlequin toads back from near extinction

2019-07-12T12:40:31-04:00July 10th, 2019|Latest News|

The beautiful and charismatic Harlequin Toads (Atelopus), which range across the Neotropics from Costa Rica down to Bolivia, are among the most threatened group of amphibians in the world. Despite their important role in cultures they touch across their distribution and their vital role in the ecosystems in which they […]

Amphibian Red List workshop in Honduras

2019-07-12T12:45:43-04:00July 7th, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

The Detroit Zoological Society is a supporter of amphibian conservation in Honduras, as it is a key biodiversity region, with many amphibians facing the threat of extinction. Recognizing this support, at the end of 2018, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) approached the Detroit Zoological Society […]

Table Mountains freshwater ecosystem – the elusive Ghost frog

2019-07-12T12:45:15-04:00July 5th, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

The Table Mountain Ghost Frog (Heleophryne rosei) is a Critically Endangered amphibian restricted to just six fast flowing perennial streams on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa. Ghost frogs are exceptionally well adapted to the unique freshwater ecosystems found in the Afromontane forested gorges and valleys of Table Mountain and […]

Toads on Roads – 30 years of citizen science

2019-07-12T12:50:17-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

Toads on Roads is a long-term UK-based project coordinated by the charity Froglife. Each year hundreds of ‘toad patrollers’ go out in mild conditions after dusk in early spring to help toads that are trying to reach their breeding sites. Common toads (Bufo bufo) breed in ancestral ponds and follow […]