The Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) is a partnership of organisations, networks and groups working to implement conservation actions and research for amphibians.
ASA works with key coordinating bodies in global amphibian conservation – the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Amphibian Specialist Group and Amphibian Ark – to achieve a shared Vision: Amphibians thriving in nature.
ASA seeks to mobilise, support, and coordinate an active partnership to implement global amphibian conservation, maximising representation across regions, conservation priorities, investment opportunities and communications. It also seeks to facilitate collaboration among partners working on inter-related challenges. Conserving amphibians has never been more important.
The proportion of species threatened with extinction has risen to over 40 per cent, making amphibians the most threatened vertebrate group on Earth. With over 7,900 species currently described, we stand to lose many of them in a world that is increasingly unsafe for amphibians. The intensifying plight of amphibians mirrors our own struggle, as we try to protect natural resources and bring about a sustainable future for all life on our shared planet.
ASA officially launched in 2011 and has been supported by Synchronicity Earth’s Amphibian Programme since its inception. ASA is continuing to build a committed global alliance of partners, dedicated to developing a better world for amphibians through coordinated conservation action. ASA promotes and coordinates the implementation of conservation actions for amphibians through an active, growing, engaged, committed, and collaborative partnership around the world. The great need for this endeavour is reflected in the extinction risk and rate of loss of amphibian populations globally, and life faces a challenging future as humans strive to reverse these trajectories.
ASA envisages a future where amphibian conservation is fully collaborative and integrated into global conservation priorities – a future where amphibians are valued for their many contributions to this world, as well as their astonishing beauty and variety. ASA seeks to preserve this variety, as part of healthy ecosystems, for generations to come. For more information, please visit their website.