Amphibian Red List Authority

Established in 2009, the Amphibian Red List Authority (ARLA) is the branch of the ASG responsible for managing the amphibian data on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. We are appointed by the Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission to assess the conservation status of every amphibian species in the world.

This work is undertaken in close collaboration with the expertise of the ASG membership and the global herpetological community. A small full-time ARLA team leads the work in collaboration with ARLA Regional Coordinators.

The ARLA is in the process of undertaking the second Global Amphibian Assessment (GAA2), which aims to reassess all of the world’s amphibians, as well as complete first-time assessments for all new species, by 2020.

The current priority of the ARLA is to complete the Second Global Amphibian Assessment (GAA2) by December 2020. There is a lot of activity right now – both in the Central Coordination Team and in Regional Working Groups around the world – so stay tuned!