Habitat destruction and disease are both well-documented causes of the decline of amphibians—among the most threatened animals on the planet—but a new paper analyzing two decades’ worth of data from around the world has found that climate change is emerging as one of the biggest threats to frogs, salamanders, and caecilians. The study was published […]
Today, a special issue of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology was released in honor of former ASG Co-Chair, Phil Bishop. While Phil’s research and conservation work was truly global, much of his focus in the last two decades was on the ecology and conservation of New Zealand’s endemic frogs (Leiopelma spp.), the subject of this […]
ASG is proud to announce the publication of Brazil’s first species-specific amphibian conservation action plan, dedicated to the Critically Endangered treefrog Nyctimantis pomba. The action plan, which spans a period of 5 years (2023-2028), was led by ASG Brazil and developed using a participative approach, involving nearly 30 stakeholders. ASG Brazil team members and […]
Reports to: CPSG/GCN (Global Conservation Network) The Amphibian Ark (AArk) was created in 2006 from a joint effort of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the IUCN/SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group, and the IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group to develop short-term ex situ assurance programs for amphibian species for which adequate protection in the wild […]
ASG Sri Lanka Co-chair Anslem de Silva, Nayana Pradeep Daundasekara and ASG member Suranjan Karunarathna have undertaken a big task of compiling and publishing four Annotated Bibliographies and a Checklist of the Herpetofauna of Sri Lanka. The first volume on Chelonians and Crocodiles of Sri Lanka was published last year (2021).