Addressing the amphibian extinction crisis represents the greatest species conservation challenge in the history of humanity. Without immediate captive management as a stopgap component of an integrated conservation effort, hundreds of species could become extinct.
If we do not respond immediately and on an unprecedented scale, much of an entire vertebrate class will be lost, but achieving these aims requires considerable effort and resources. We need your help and support to work with us, in this huge task!
There are many ways in which you can help to achieve our aims:
Join the AArk as a Subscribing Member – as a member of the AArk, you’ll receive the electronic Amphibian Ark Newsletter (available in English and Spanish) every three months, and you’ll be showing your support for global amphibian conservation.
Make a donation – our supporters have been amazing in their commitment to helping us, and your generous donation will help save amphibians! Take another leap towards saving amphibians by becoming a Contributing Member of the Amphibian Ark and make a tax-deductible contribution immediately.
AArk works with many partners around the world, including organizations and projects that are currently seeking external support to help with their amphibian conservation projects. Assistance may be in the form of funding, support with specialized staff or training skills, volunteering or in-kind support by providing equipment and supplies. You can contact the program managers directly, using the Contact email link, to find out more about how you can help.
Help raise funds – find out some of the many ways that school students and community groups can raise funds to contribute towards amphibian conservation.
Join us on Facebook – over 5,000 members of our Facebook group share their thoughts on amphibians, and many have posted some amazing amphibian photos! Our new Facebook page has even more options for improved communication.
Check out our Frog Match-Maker site – it’s where frogs meet their princes! Help us to facilitate international partnerships to rescue species, by checking out our conservation partners who are looking for support for their projects. The list currently includes 51 projects in 19 countries on 4 continents and can be searched by country, region, species, funding required, and by project type.
Consider using the new Amphibian Ark internet toolbar – once added to Internet Explorer or Firefox, each time you search the internet or shop at more than 1,300 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!) a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to Amphibian Ark – at no cost to you (and you may even save money as the toolbar provides coupons and deals as well!). The toolbar also has a Yahoo! powered search box and each time you search the internet, about a penny is donated to Amphibian Ark. You can track our progress here.
We’ve had fantastic support with our endeavours, and we are very grateful to our generous donors who have helped to fund training workshops, amphibian rescue programs and conservation assessment workshops. Check out what some of our other amazing supporters have achieved in support of amphibian conservation.
Spread the word – share information about the global amphibian crisis and the Amphibian Ark and with your friends, people at school or university or your work colleagues, to make sure everyone knows how bog the problems is, any that they are all able to help.
Need more information on anything? Feel free to contact us.