Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium

The Amphibian Conservation and Research Symposium (ACRS) is not just an international event; it’s a vital part of the Amphibian Survival Alliance’s (ASA) commitment to advancing amphibian conservation. By supporting ACRS, ASA aims to create a collaborative space for sharing cutting-edge research, nurturing early-career professionals, and fostering global partnerships, all while promoting evidence-based conservation strategies.

ACRS unites a diverse group of amphibian conservation researchers, including academics, veterinarians, field biologists, and members of the zoo community.  The symposium, which can vary in length, serves as a platform for a broad range of presentations and discussions that cover evidence-based approaches and management strategies essential for amphibian conservation.

Stay tuned for details on the next ACRS!

First organized at the University of Manchester in 2012, ACRS has since been held at various academic and conservation hubs, including:

  • Natural History Museum, London (2013)
  • Zoological Society of London (2014)
  • University of Cambridge (2015)
  • North-West University, South Africa (2016)
  • University of Kent (2017)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (2019)
  • Latino América durante el XII Congreso Latinoamericano de Herpetología, Bolivia (2023)

Over the years, ACRS has focused on a wide range of subjects, including:

  • Disease Management
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Genetics
  • Ex situ Husbandry and Captive Breeding
  • Reintroduction Programs
  • Survey Techniques
  • Habitat Utilization
  • In situ Programs
  • Amphibian Trade
  • Urban Ecology