Amphibian Survival Alliance
The Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) was formed in 2010 to provide an umbrella body to drive forward the conservation of amphibians – the world’s most threatened group of vertebrates. Synchronicity Earth has been a partner in the ASA since its inception, and now hosts its Executive Director, Dr Helen Meredith.
Over 40% of amphibians are at risk of extinction: frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians are affected by habitat loss and degradation, as well as by a fungal disease (chytridiomycosis) which cannot yet be treated in the wild. Worryingly, these and other threats are all growing.
The ASA is the organisation that brings together the entire amphibian conservation movement. It is an alliance for over 100 partner organisations involved in amphibian conservation worldwide. The new ASA strategic plan was adopted in 2017 with the following 4-pronged approach:
- Partnership: coordinating and tracking the implementation of the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan by ASA Partners;
- Priorities: supporting ASA Partners to drive forward crucial amphibian conservatiobn actions;
- Investment: promoting and disseminating investment into conservation action for amphibians;
- Communication: communicating important information from across the ASA Partnership and beyond.
Synchronicity Earth has established an Amphibian Fund to support the work of the ASA, together with Amphibian Ark and the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group.