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 […]

Stephen Fry lends voice to new ZSL frog conservation film

2019-06-25T05:52:28-04:00June 25th, 2019|Latest News, Partner Updates|

Comedian, author, writer and frog enthusiast Stephen Fry has lent his voice to an emotive new animation created by international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London), hoping to raise the profile of the deadly Ranavirus threatening UK common frogs.

Underlined by a decade of research from ZSL’s Institute of […]

Ghana set to sacrifice irreplaceable forest and water sources for bauxite mine

2019-06-17T06:43:35-04:00June 17th, 2019|Amphibian Survival Alliance, Latest News, Partner Updates|

Despite vehement opposition from local communities and international conservation organisations, the Ghanaian government seems determined to proceed with a destructive bauxite mine in the Atewa Forest – a globally important ecosystem that harbours extraordinary wildlife and provides water for 5 million people.

The recent decision to send […]

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 […]