Who We Are

Who We Are

Founded in 2011, the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) has grown into a global network of partners committed to a sustainable future for amphibians. Our alliance is fueled by a collective dedication to coordinated conservation action, which we actively promote and facilitate through an ever-expanding, engaged, and collaborative partnership worldwide.

Amphibians are more than just fascinating creatures; they are essential indicators of environmental health and contributors to human well-being. They serve crucial functions in ecosystems, offer potential medical benefits, and have even facilitated Nobel Prize-winning advances in developmental biology. However, they are currently the most threatened vertebrate group, facing a myriad of challenges including habitat destruction, disease, and climate change. Their decline mirrors broader environmental and societal challenges, making their conservation a shared responsibility.

The urgency of our mission is highlighted by the challenges facing amphibians. We are committed to turning awareness into action, and challenges into opportunities for positive change. Our focus remains steadfast: to reverse these negative trends and protect amphibians for future generations.

Our strategic goals serve as the foundation for our work, guiding our actions and collaborations to address complex challenges effectively.

We aim to bolster the abilities of our partners by understanding their training needs and supporting capacity-building initiatives.

We strive to make amphibians a priority in international and national policies through active engagement with governments, NGOs, and communities.

We guide and support our partners in identifying and implementing realistic local and regional conservation actions aligned with established conservation plans.

Our focus is on achieving our mission through improved governance, strategic budget management, and enhanced operational alignment.

We are committed to maintaining open communication within ASA and its partners to streamline the sharing of information and foster local collaborations.

We aim to maintain an informed society that has access to and interest in understanding ASA-related mission and activities.

Our Approach

We believe that effective conservation is rooted in evidence-based strategies and collaborative action. Our approach is multi-faceted, aiming to address the complex challenges facing amphibian populations worldwide.

We use a data-driven model to identify high-impact projects, focusing on regions and species that are most at risk. Our priorities are aligned with the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP) and informed by ongoing assessments of global amphibian health.

Our commitment to transparency and accountability is reflected in our robust monitoring and evaluation system. We track key performance indicators to assess the effectiveness of our conservation actions and adapt our strategies accordingly.

Conservation is a dynamic field that requires flexibility. We regularly review our methods and outcomes, adapting our strategies to new scientific findings, policy changes, and community needs.