Amphibians

Champions of the Endangered

On June 2022, Synchronicity Earth and the Ellen Fund invited friends, partners, and beyond to share stories which celebrate conservationists doing inspiring work to protect threatened species and ecosystems as part of the #ChampionsOfTheEndangered campaign. Organisations and individuals joined in from all around the world, sharing the stories of over 100 Champions of the Endangered. [...]

Not forgotten any longer: the Gigantes forest frog

Pria Ghosh introduces one of our Amphibian Programme partners: Project Palaka, the first amphibian conservation programme using captive breeding in the Philippines. On a group of remote islands of the Philippines, amid growing tourism, white-sand beaches, and dramatic limestone caves, a small brown frog has been quietly slipping away. The [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:36:09+00:00March 29th, 2022|Amphibians, Asian Species, Conservation, Endemic species, Project Palaka|Comments Off on Not forgotten any longer: the Gigantes forest frog

Meet Dr Pria Ghosh

Pria Ghosh joined the Synchronicity Earth research team in October 2020. With her expertise in amphibian conservation and particularly in amphibian disease, Pria was well placed to take the lead on our amphibian conservation programme. In this interview, she talks about how she came to work with amphibians, describes her new role at Synchronicity [...]

By |2022-04-28T06:23:21+00:00September 1st, 2021|Amphibians, Conservation, Evidence, Interviews, Partners, Species|Comments Off on Meet Dr Pria Ghosh

In search of secret wildlife Part III: The power of knowledge

Hundreds of new species are discovered across the diverse tree of life around the world every year. Every single discovery is an exciting moment, but the number of them reveals how little we know about our fellow species, and just how much we need to learn while we try to mitigate our impact and [...]

By |2022-02-04T12:01:58+00:00August 11th, 2021|Amphibians, Conservation, Evidence, In search of secret wildlife, IUCN, Knowledge Base, Protected Areas, Red Listing|Comments Off on In search of secret wildlife Part III: The power of knowledge

The Amphibian Conservation Fund – catalysing support for amphibians

Synchronicity Earth, in collaboration with Fondation Segré and Oak Foundation, is delighted to launch the Amphibian Conservation Fund, an exciting initiative to catalyse urgently needed philanthropic support for the world’s most threatened vertebrates – the amphibians.  Synchronicity Earth was founded to support the most overlooked and underfunded of conservation issues [...]

By |2021-04-08T17:27:15+00:00March 31st, 2021|Amphibians, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on The Amphibian Conservation Fund – catalysing support for amphibians

Confronting chytrid: the fight to save the world’s amphibians

In the 20th century, a new infectious disease emerged and caused an unprecedented environmental catastrophe. Chytridiomycosis, a fungal skin infection, has compounded an amphibian extinction crisis driven by habitat loss, overharvesting and pollution, resulting in 40 per cent of amphibians being threatened with extinction.  Today, over 20 years after the first chytrid fungus was [...]

By |2020-12-17T16:32:43+00:00December 17th, 2020|Amphibians, Extinction, Species, Threats|Comments Off on Confronting chytrid: the fight to save the world’s amphibians