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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]