Take Action


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Take Action

"Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead

Citizen Science

The first step is educating yourself and you are already here on AmphibiaWeb!

Next: Here are some options for taking action and getting valuable data to scientists. Saw an amphibian while hiking? Find a dead or dying salamander? Have data from a research project on Bd or Bsal? See below for options on contributing your information:

  • PARC- Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
  • Amphibian Disease Portal
  • Saving Salamanders with Citizen Science- iNaturalist Project

  • PARC- Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

    The PARC Disease Task Team has created a system for people in the U.S. and Canada to report an incident of sick, dying, or multiple dead amphibians or reptiles. Simply send an email to: herp_disease_alert@parcplace.org

    IMPORTANT: Include in your email

    1. Your name and e-mail address (for any follow-up questions)
    2. What you saw
    3. Where it was (city, state and other location information, e.g., name of park or forest)
    4. What types of animals were involved (species [if you are sure of the identification] and life stages observed [eggs, larvae, subadults, adults])
    5. Is it ongoing (some sick-looking animals that are alive? or only dead or decayed animals observed?)
    6. Any photos or other relevant information
    The State or Provincial contacts for herpetofaunal diseases will be alerted, and they may contact you further for additional information. Following the report, the managing agency will make a decision on whether or not a follow-up action is needed. This system will help us to facilitate early detection and rapid response actions, where possible. It will also aid our understanding of the scope and severity of emerging infectious diseases.

    Read more about PARC Disease Task team efforts to combat amphibian and reptile diseases, and specific information regarding the salamander fungus and the Bsal Task Team efforts.

    AmphibiaWeb Disease Portal

    Sampling Bd or Bsal in the field? Are you publishing a paper and the journal requesting your data be archived?

    Contribute your data to the Amphibian Disease Portal! Find out more.

    A repository for biologists who are sampling Bd and Bsal. We aim to facilitate and promote collaboration in the scientific community to understand and combat chytridiomycosis. Aggregating field data on disease is the first step in the combatting amphibian declines.

    Saving Salamanders with Citizen Science

    Join fellow citizen scientists on an iNaturalist.org Project dedicated to reporting any dead or dying salamanders.

    Here are the latest observations of salamander mortality.