See the new website for ASG and ASA here
For over a decade the website amphibians.org has been a source of information relating to amphibian conservation, research and education. Now, as the home of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) and Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), the website is playing an important role in coordinating the global response to amphibian declines around the world.
The ASG is IUCN’s network of the world’s leading amphibian experts providing scientific guidance to enable conservation actions to be prioritised and implemented by the ASA and the wider conservation community. The ASA, a partnership of over 100 organisations committed to amphibian conservation worldwide, in turn, supports the development and some of the activities of the ASG. As the scientific advisory body of the ASA, the ASG coordinated the updating of the 2007 Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP) to better reflect the current challenges, and ASG has already produced its first version of a living ACAP document. The ASG is uniquely positioned to work with the ASA to identify the current challenges to amphibian conservation, and to recommend potential solutions, having a broad membership represented across more than 40 regions from around the world. In mid-2013 the ASG initiated establishment of the Thematic Working Groups designed to identify priority actions that would be executed primarily through the ASA, with the ASA Secretariat acting as a coordinating implementation body. As knowledge increases and progress is made, the priority actions will evolve, helping to maintain the new ACAP as a living document.