In 2016 the Amphibian Ark turned 10, and to celebrate, we produced a Ten-Year Review that highlights our accomplishments over the past decade.
In March 2012, AArk produced a full-color, 44-page report “Amphibian Ark – Five years since the launch” highlighting our activities during our first five years.
Seed Grant Progress Reports
In November 2013 we produced a report which includes updates from each of the seed grant recipients on the progress of their projects. Low resolution (8.8 MB) and high resolution (33.5 MB) versions of the report are available.
Amphibian Husbandry Documents
A range of documents and presentations relating to amphibian husbandry can be found on our Husbandry Documents web page.
Ciência e Investigação
O página da Ciência e Investigação Science and Research portal [portal da Ciência e Investigação] da Amphibian Ark fornece um guia amplo para a investigação em anfíbios. O portal ajuda também a compreender as necessidades de investigação dos programas de reprodução com fins de conservação. O documento principal é o Guia de Investigação e Conservação em Anfíbios
Dados de Avaliação das Necessidades de Conservação de Anfíbios
Os responsáveis pelos Grupos Taxonómicos responsáveis pelos Grupos Taxonómicos da AArk, entre outros, têm vindo a realizar vários encontros nacionais e regionais por todo o mundo, com o objectivo de ajudar essas regiões a determinar a hierarquia de prioridades das suas espécies de anfíbios para o planeamento de programas de conservação. Os dados resultantes destes workshops encontram-se disponíveis na página resultados da Avaliação das Necessidades de Conservação page. O nosso processo de Avaliação das Necessidades de Conservação encontra-se descrito num ficheiro pdf que está também disponível em Espanhol.
A process for assessing and prioritizing species conservation needs: going beyond the Red List – this article describing the Conservation Needs Assessment was published in the journal Oryx in June 2018. Supplementary material is also available.
Consulte a página workshop de Avaliação das Necessidades de Conservação para obter mais informação sobre estes workshops e sobre o processo de avaliação das espécies.
The Unite for Literacy team works with its partners to develop a wide range of free, online children’s books, narrated in multiple languages, to celebrate language, culture and a love of reading. The first five books produced by the AArk team can be found on AArk’s “bookshelf” on the Unite for Literacy web site.
Amphibians as Pets – Considering an amphibian pet? Growing up with tadpoles in your backyard or classroom is a great way to learn about and appreciate the natural world. Some amphibians make excellent pets for enjoyment and education. However, keeping an amphibian (or any pet) in captivity is a real commitment to its well-being for the entirety of its possibly very long life.
AArk position statement on US amphibian trade proposal Amphibian crisis poster – Large format (4.5 MB), small format (500 KB) A great-looking poster about the amphibian crisis, what’s being done, who’s helping, and AArk’s involvement.
Amphibian Ark 5-panel brochure Full color, 5-panel brochure about the Amphibian Ark and the amphibian crisis
Amphibian Ark tri-fold brochure (original version) Full color, tri-fold brochure about the Amphibian Ark and the amphibian crisis
AArk frog mask – Cut out your very own AArk frog mask and wear it with pride to show you care about amphibians!
Amphibian species fact sheets on the AArk web site
Amphibian Ark Fact Sheet, October 2008 Basic facts about the Amphibian Ark and the amphibian crisis
Amphibian Crisis Fact Sheet, October 2008 Basic facts about the amphibian crisis
Summary of the Amphibian Ark What is the AArk?
Carrillo, L., Johnson, K. and Mendelson, J.R. III (2015). Principles of Program Development and Management for Amphibian Conservation Captive Breeding Programs. International Zoo News Vol. 62. No. 2 (2015), pp. 96-107.
Johnson, K., Baker, A., Buley, K., Carrillo, L., Gibson, R., Gillespie, G., Lacy, R.C., and Zippel, K. (2018). A process for assessing and prioritizing species conservation needs: going beyond the Red List. Oryx. doi:10.1017/S0030605317001715. Supplementary material.
Johnson, K. (2015). Online Conservation Needs Assessments. FrogLog 23 (3) Number 115:6-8
Johnson, K., Zippel K, Gagliardo, R., and Townsend, E. (2012). Amphibian Ark: Five Years Since the Launch. Amphibian Ark.
Johnson, K. (2011). Amphibian Conservation Needs Assessment Workshop for the Caribbean Region. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 18(3):144-147. Johnson, K. (2011). An Update on Recent Amphibian Ark Activities. WAZA News 1/11:19-20.
Pavajeau, L., Zippel, K.C., Gibson R. and Johnson, K. (2008). Amphibian Ark and the 2008 Year of the Frog Campaign. Int. Zoo Yb. (2008) 42: 24-29.
Schad, K., ed. (2008). Amphibian Population Management Guidelines. Amphibian Ark Amphibian Population Management Workshop; 2007 December 10-11; San Diego, CA, USA. 31 p.
Zippel, K., Johnson, K., Gagliardo, R., Gibson, R., McFadden, M., Browne, R., Martinez, C. and Townsend, E. (2011). The Amphibian Ark: a global community for ex situ conservation of amphibians that cannot currently be safeguarded in situ. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6(3):340–352.
Zippel, K. (2010). Climate Change and Amphibians. Animal Keepers Forum.
Zippel, K., R. Lacy, and O. Byers (eds.) 2006. CBSG/WAZA Amphibian Ex Situ Conservation Planning Workshop Final Report. IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Apple Valley, MN, USA.
Amphibian Ark – A song by the Indoorfins
Promotional video (2012), very high resolution (3 minutes, 314 MB)
Leaping Ahead of Extinction (2012) Long version (2 minutes, 87 MB)
Leaping Ahead of Extinction (2012) Long version (1.5 minutes, 70 MB)
Year of the Frog Information Packs
– WAZA Global Pack (English)
– WAZA Global Pack (Español)
– WAZA Global Pack (Deutsch)
– WAZA Global Pack (日本語)
– WAZA Global Pack (Portuguese)
– WAZA Global Pack (简体中文)
– WAZA Global Pack (繁體中文)
– ACOPAZOA Infopack (Español)
– ALPZA InfoPack for Kids (Español)
– ARAZPA Year of the Frog Infopack
– AZCARM Paquete Informativo (Español)
– CMaG: ARAZPA NZ Infopack
– EAZA Infopack (Français)
– EAZA Infopaket (Deutsch)