3 07, 2019

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 […]

25 06, 2019

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 […]

17 06, 2019

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 […]

10 06, 2019

Improving amphibian conservation: A new Special Issue in the journal Biological Conservation

2019-06-11T07:25:43-04:00June 10th, 2019|Latest News|

Amphibian conservation science describes and explains observed declines, but provides little in the way of mitigation strategies. To halt or reverse declines, a shift towards focused research that informs conservation action is necessary. A Special Issue in the journal Biological Conservation shows how this goal can be achieved.

The Special […]

21 05, 2019

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 […]