Amphibian Survival Alliance
Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) was formed in 2010 to help protect amphibians – the world’s most chronically threatened taxonomic group.
Over 30 per cent of amphibians are at risk of extinction: frogs, toads, salamanders and caecilians are affected by habitat loss and degradation, as well as disease (Chytridiomycosis). Worryingly, these and other threats are all growing.
The ASA is the only organisation tasked with saving a whole branch of the tree of life. It acts as an alliance for over 100 organisations involved in amphibian conservation worldwide, providing much-needed funding for groups on the ground to safeguard habitats for species. It also supports innovative approaches to amphibian conservation, as well as disease research. The ASA work closely with the IUCN to update The Red List of Threatened Species so that current information about the conservation status of amphibians is available to those working to prevent further extinctions.
The ASA is building capacity for amphibian conservation, globally, and highlights the exciting opportunities to stem further losses.
The current Amphibian Conservation Action Plan is now available online.
Guatemalan brook frog, Sierra Caral, Guatemala (Credit: Robin Moore)