The Amphibian Ark (AArk) is a joint effort of three principal partners: the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG), and the IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG). It was formed to address the ex situ components of the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP). Its vision is the world's amphibians safe in nature, and its mission is ensuring the global survival of amphibians, focusing on those that cannot currently be safeguarded in nature.
AArk conducts various awareness efforts, including a very successful 2008 outreach campaign called "Year of the Frog." AArk staff and staff from partner organizations make regular presentations at relevant conferences and workshops. You can even read some of the presentations that have been given by AArk staff.
Learn About Amphibian Preservation
Check out these Species Fact Sheets to learn more about the most endangered amphibian species.
In 2011, AArk will for the third consecutive year provide a $5,000 seed grant to a small start-up rescue project. Get more information about this program.
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