Welcome to the Amphibian Ark

Funds raised through the National Amphibian Expo "Shirts for Salamanders" campaign will go towards two AArk-supported programs at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Beastly Threads textiles incorporate timeless, elegant design, sustainable materials, ethical manufacturing practices, and a promise that with each product sold, a significant portion of the profits will go to habitat and wildlife preservation efforts, including the Amphibian Ark.

Neotropical Salamander Biology, Management and Conservation Training Course, March 14-18, 2016 Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre, Siquirres, Costa Rica.

Amphibian Advocates

Check out Amphibian Advocates - AArk's new series featuring amphibian conservationists from around the world who focus much of their efforts on captive rescue and research programs for some of the most threatened species.

This salamander biology, management and conservation course will be held at Zoo Atlanta and Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, US, from April 11th – 15th, 2016

The Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group is excited to announce the second offering of the ATAG Advanced Amphibian Course! May 16-20, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

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Amphibians are an important component of the global ecosystem, as indicators of environmental health and contributors to human health. They watched the dinosaurs come and go, but today almost half of them are themselves threatened with extinction. Addressing the amphibian extinction crisis represents the greatest species conservation challenge in the history of humanity.

The global conservation community has formulated a response in the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan, and an integral part of that response is the Amphibian Ark (AArk), in which select species that would otherwise go extinct will be maintained in captivity until they can be secured in the wild. Without immediate captive management as a stopgap component of an integrated conservation effort, hundreds of species could become extinct.

The AArk is a joint effort of three principal partners: the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG), and the Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG). AArk is a partner in the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA).

Our vision is the world’s amphibians safe in nature, and our mission is ensuring the survival and diversity of amphibian species focusing on those that cannot currently be safe-guarded in their natural environments.

A number of dedicated AArk positions coordinate all aspects of implementation within the AArk initiative; assist AArk partners in evaluating the conservation needs for amphibian species and regions for conservation work; lead development and implementation of training programs for building capacity of individuals and institutions; and develop communications strategies, newsletters and other messages, and materials to promote understanding and action on behalf of amphibian conservation.

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