Rainforest Trust is hosting the Amphibian Survival Alliance’s Global Council meeting on May 12/13, 2016 – an assembly of organizations concerned with international amphibian declines.
During the two-day conference, regional policies, site-based solutions and other strategies will be discussed for saving important habitat for amphibians.
In 2004, a global assessment found amphibians to be the most threatened group of vertebrates currently assessed by the IUCN Red List. Habitat loss was identified as the major threat to species declines. In response, Rainforest Trust and other Alliance partners are at the forefront of efforts to protect the most important sites for Endangered and Critically Endangered amphibians.
In addition to habitat loss, amphibians are also facing an array of other threats, including the chytrid fungus that is leading to declines, and even extinction, of some 200 species of amphibians.
Through work with the ASA, Rainforest Trust is part of a global movement addressing the complexities of species decline and has already helped create a number of protected areas in key regions to help safe guard these incredible animals.