IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group

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Overview and description

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Amphibians are the most threatened vertebrate class on Earth, with 41% of species threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist ...
Amphibians are the most threatened vertebrate class on Earth, with 41% of species threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) is the only vertebrate specialist group focused on an entire taxonomic class. The ASG is a global network of volunteer experts who develop the science that supports global amphibian conservation action.

Group leadership

Dr Ariadne ANGULO

Co-Chair

Ariadne completed a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology at the University of Kent and a PhD in Zoology at the University of Toronto. She became involved with amphibian conservation assessments as ...

Ariadne completed a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology at the University of Kent and a PhD in Zoology at the University of Toronto. She became involved with amphibian conservation assessments as a coordinator and assessor in the Global Amphibian Assessment (GAA); she subsequently coordinated an amphibian research and conservation project in the tropical Andes, worked as Amphibian Red List Authority (RLA) Coordinator overseeing the maintenance and curation of the amphibian database on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, acted as Director of Conservation for the International Conservation Fund of Canada, and as as Interim Executive Director for the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA). She is currently Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group.

Prof Amaël BORZÉE

Co-Chair

I am a professor at Nanjing Forestry University, and my principal research interest is behavioural ecology and wildlife conservation. My original focus is on understanding the reasons behind the ...

I am a professor at Nanjing Forestry University, and my principal research interest is behavioural ecology and wildlife conservation. My original focus is on understanding the reasons behind the amphibian decline, the links with their behavioural ecology, and their conservation through research. I am now however shifting towards the breeding behaviour and conservation of species in general, in East Asia. My primary experience was with treefrogs in Korea, until I started working in China in September 2019. I now wish to address broader questions aimed at the conservation of multi-species populations over large landscapes, including multiple types of approaches and analytical tools.

Mrs Janice CHANSON

Red List Authority Coordinator

At a glance

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IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
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