ASA depends on guidance from pre-existing networks in global amphibian conservation. ASA shares vital links with Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) and Amphibian Ark (AArk) through Members, Partners and collaborators, as well as through a common Vision, and their respective Missions. ASG is a global network of volunteer experts with an interest in amphibian conservation that strives to provide the best possible science to inform conservation research, practice, and policy. AArk carries out the ex situ components of Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP), working to ensure the survival and diversity of amphibian species by focusing on those that cannot be safeguarded in their natural environments. AArk also conducts regional Conservation Needs Assessments (CNA) to help generate conservation action recommendations for at-risk species. ASG, AArk and ASA collaborate to guide the implementation of amphibian conservation, driven by expert guidance and best practice. In 2016 we developed the shared Vision of “Amphibians thriving in nature” to highlight the overlapping and unifying principles behind our initiatives. 

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