Conservation & Decline Resources
Alien Caribbean Frogs in Hawaii
Wildlife Australia--Declining Frogs
-- Frog conservation in Australia
New Zealand Frogs
Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project -- Our mission is to rescue amphibian species that are in extreme danger of extinction throughout Panama. Our efforts and expertise are focused on establishing assurance colonies and developing methodologies to reduce the impact of the amphibian chytrid fungus so that one day captive amphibians may be re-introduced to the wild. We collaborate with the Houston Zoo in administering the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center (EVACC).
Amphibien- und Reptilienschutz
aktuell-- German website on protected and endangered amphibians
Australian Amphibian Decline-- James Cook University (Australia)
Bullfrog Control.com-- Project to develop and apply tools for the eradication
of populations of invasive American bullfrogs on southern Vancouver Island.
California/Nevada Declining Amphibians Populations Task Force
Chytrids in the Sierra Nevada, USA
-- Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network
Frog Safe, formerly the Frog Decline Reversal Project
-- Cairns Frog Hospital, Australia
-- Ontario FrogWatch Program (Canada)
Frogwatch USA -- USGS and NWF
-- Focus on amphibian declines and deformities (USA)
Reptile amphibian and fish conservation in the Netherlands (Dutch)
Science and Technical
Alliance of Veterinarians for the Environment
Amphibian & Reptile Conservation(ARC) is a popularly accessible, peer-reviewed scientific journal of international scope, which is devoted to the worldwide preservation and management of amphibian
and reptilian diversity.
Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (USGS)
Amphibian Diseases Homepage
--School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Australia
Bsal Task Force-- Formed in response to the discovery of the second deadly chytrid fungus, this coalition of North American organizations and agencies work together to ensure this emerging infectious disease does not wipe out salamander populations here.
Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (IUCN)
Consortium for Conservation Medicine
-- Includes several projects focused on discovering more about amphibian chytrid fungus: its phylogeny, factors affecting the pathogen's emergence, surveys of Venezuelan amphibians and remnant Bolivian high-altitude populations of Atelopus, and conservation measures to protect non-exposed amphibian populations from chytridiomycosis.
Critter Crossings -- Ways to reduce roadkill (U.S. Department of Transportation)
DAPTF -- Declining Amphibian Population Task Force
Endangered Species Coalition
Endangered Species International
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
(GBIF) -- International aggregator for the world's biodiversity databases.
-- North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (USA-USGS)
-- Northern Amphibian Monitoring Outpost Society, a non-profit society that monitors amphibians of the Central Interior of British Columbia
-- North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations (USGS)
-- Conservation info on most lifeforms in the USA.
Partnership in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
-- Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) is an all-inclusive partnership established in 1999 and dedicated to the conservation of herpetofauna and their habitats. PARC's mission is to conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public/private partnerships. Working at local, regional, national, and international levels, PARC synthesizes and disseminates information, and works to resolve herpetofaunal conservation issues using working groups and through the development and targeted application of conservation measures and tools. These include regional habitat management guidelines, educational pamphlets, an inventory and monitoring handbook, conservation training modules, and the sponsoring of symposia and workshops that bring scientists, managers, and concerned citizens together to address the many challenges facing amphibians and reptiles today, locally and around the globe.
Amphibian Survival Alliance -- The world’s largest collaborative effort dedicated to amphibian conservation, research and education. From habitat protection to disease research, policy guidance to education program development, the Alliance builds real solutions by bringing together governments, industry, non-profits, citizens and others to address the leading threats to amphibians.
Amphibian Ark (AArk) -- Information on how zoos can help keep threatened amphibian species afloat.
Save the Frogs!
-- A nonprofit organization dedicated to amphibian conservation and education.
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) United for Conservation
Frog Blogs and Newsletters
Andrew Revkin of the NY Times DotEarth science blog writes (March 25, 2008) on the current controversy over global warming and amphibian declines.
-- The bi-monthly newsletter of the Amphibian Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC), publishing a range of articles on research, discoveries and conservation news related to amphibian declines.
-- Blog posts from Amphibian Ark
Frogs Are Green
AmphibianArk has an excellent
collection of short videos on many different aspects of amphibian declines. The first video features Kevin Zippel, Ph. D., giving an overview of the extinction crisis facing amphibians.
California Academy of Sciences' produces a set of entertaining educational videos about amphibians, including our AmphibiaWeb songs!