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1 04, 2019

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 […]

29 03, 2019

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 […]

26 03, 2019

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 […]

24 03, 2019

Jewels of the Neotropics – A Documentary to Save Poison Frogs

2019-04-07T07:48:41-04:00March 24th, 2019|Latest News|

As recent research suggests, the skin of many frogs is a potential global pharmacopeia for the treatment of certain medical conditions such as pain or Alzheimer’s Disease(1). It is this characteristic, a remarkable skin, that draws attention to anyone who runs into a frog of the Dendrobatidaefamily. Commonly known as […]

21 03, 2019

Meet Luis Fernando Marin da Fonte, ASA’s Communication Intern

2019-04-07T07:55:40-04:00March 21st, 2019|Amphibian Survival Alliance|

What got you interested in amphibians?

I have always been amazed by what is different and exotic, by everything out of the ordinary. And that was what drew my attention to amphibians in the first place. I was amazed by their singularity, the things that make them so unique among other […]