Other Documents


Chytrid Fungus

Keeping Amphibians in the Classroom or at Home



An Educator’s Guide to the Houston Toad – The Houston Toad is one of the most endangered amphibians in North America. This very comprehensive book delivers a wide range of lessons and activities some of which are specific to the Houston Toad, and others which could be applied to any species of frogs and toads.

Amphibian Conservation Action Plan – The global conservation community’s response to the amphibian crisis

Amphibian Conservation Summit Declaration – Read the call for action to stem amphibian declines

Crawford, A. J., Cruz, C., Griffith, E., Ross, H., Ibáñez, R., Lips, K. R., Driskell, A. C., Bermingham, E. and Crump, P. (2012), DNA barcoding applied to ex situ tropical amphibian conservation programme reveals cryptic diversity in captive populations. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12054

Kihansi Spray Toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis) Population and Habitat Viability Assessment Briefing Book – 14-17 May 2007, Bagamoyo, Tanzania

IUCN/SSC (2013). Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations. Version 1.0. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN Species Survival Commission, viiii + 57 pp.

IUCN Technical Guidelines on the Management of Ex Situ Populations for Conservation

CBSG / WAZA Amphibian Ex Situ Conservation Planning Workshop Final Report – El Valle, Panama, 12-15 February 2006

Costa Rican Amphibians Conservation Strategy Workshop (English), (en Español) – September 28-30, October 1, 2006. San José, Costa Rica


Chytrid Fungus

Manual For Control of Infectious Diseases in Amphibian Survival Assurance Colonies and Reintroduction Programs
Proceedings from a workshop held 16-18 February 2009, Zoological Society of San Diego

Field-Sampling Protocol for Batrachochytrium Dendrobatids From Living Amphibians, using Alcohol Preserved Swabs – Brem, Mendelson and Lips

Spread of chytridiomycosis has caused the rapid global decline and extinction of frogs – Skeratt, Berger, Speare et al

Chytrid Fungus page on the AArk web site


Keeping Amphibians in the Classroom or at Home

A guide to husbandry and biosecurity standards required for the safe and responsible management of ex situ populations of amphibians – These standards are based upon those reported in the proceedings of the CBSG/WAZA Amphibian Ex situ Conservation Planning Workshop, El Valle, Panama, 12-15th February 2006

Considerations and Recommendations for Raising Live Amphibians in Classrooms – Mendelson, Pramuk, Gagliardo et al, 2009

Operation Frog Pond – Tree Walkers International show that saving amphibians can begin in your own back yard!

Frog pond building guide – Tree Walkers International show how to build a habitat for frogs in your yard.

Keeping Frogs in your Garden – How to establish or modify a garden pond for local frog species, from the Frog and Tadpole Study Group of New South Wales

Establishing Frog Habitats on your Property – How to re-establish or extend breeding grounds for local frog species on your property, from the Frog and Tadpole Study Group of New South Wales

Herp Care Collection, Amphibians – Helps herp keepers and others learn about the captive care requirements of many types of reptiles and amphibians

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