Frog Hunting In Nepal: Research Results From The 2017 SAVE MANASLU’S FROGS! Expedition

In 2016, I led a project in saving the stream dependent mountain frogs (locally called “Paha”) in the highlands of Manaslu Conservation Area, Nepal. Paha are hunted widely in the mountains of Nepal, including the lower settlements of Manaslu, primarily for food use and secondarily for presumed health benefits. Continue reading Frog Hunting In Nepal: Research Results From The 2017 SAVE MANASLU’S FROGS! Expedition

SAVE MANASLU’S FROGS! Research Expedition

SAVE THE FROGS! Task Force Member Biraj Shrestha returned to the Manaslu Conservation Area in March 2017 for a three week research expedition into some of the world’s most dangerous montane amphibian habitats. The “SAVE MANASLU’S FROGS! Research Expedition” was the first expedition of its kind. SAVE THE FROGS! thanks our generous donors who helped us raise $1,700 to fund this frog conservation initiative. Read on to learn about SAVE THE FROGS! Task Force Member Biraj Shrestha’s first-hand account to protect the beautiful stream frogs of Manaslu in Nepal’s remote Himalayas.

manaslu Budhi Gandaki River flowing swiftly biraj shrestha
Budhi Gandaki River flowing swiftly

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Amphibian Research Assistant Positions In Kumasi, Ghana

SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana seeks three undergraduate research assistants to assist in the collection of vital data on the biology and ecology of amphibians, as part of its Wewe River Amphibian Project (K-WRAP). The project is in collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Wildlife Department, and is funded by the UK-based Rufford Foundation. The project goes from June 2017 to April 2018. This is a volunteer position in which SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana will cover the successful applicant’s project expenses. Collected data will also form part of successful applicants’ undergraduate thesis. Prior to taking up the position, a three-month training will be given on amphibian monitoring protocols including taxonomy, systematics and data collection.

Deadline for submission of application documents (refer to ‘How to apply’ section below) is 9th June 2017.

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Frog researchers from the SAVE THE FROGS! KNUST chapter.

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Save The Frogs Research Project on Chytrid Fungus in California Published

In 2015, SAVE THE FROGS! received a grant from the Alameda County Fish & Game Commission to research disease outbreaks in Foothill Yellow-Legged Frogs (Rana boylii) in the San Francisco Bay Area. The research was published in the journal Ecosphere. You can read the abstract below, or download the PDF of the publication here. Photo … Continue reading Save The Frogs Research Project on Chytrid Fungus in California Published

Climate Change and Brazilian Frogs

A new Crossodactylodes species was found at Pico do Itambe State Park at South Espinhaço Range, Southeastern Brazil, living in an area smaller than one square kilometer, and dependent on a single species of bromeliad. Due to its restrictive habitat and micro-climatic requirements, climate change and bromeliad-collecting are probably a threat, but the effects of climate … Continue reading Climate Change and Brazilian Frogs

Amphibian Jobs in Yosemite

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (up to 4) needed for ongoing studies of amphibians as part of a USGS research program at Yosemite National Park. One or two 2-person field crews will be hired to conduct visual encounter surveys throughout Yosemite NP, and occasionally in other parts of California.  There may be opportunities to participate in related … Continue reading Amphibian Jobs in Yosemite

Grant for Hellbender Research

NEWS RELEASE The Center for North American Herpetology Lawrence, Kansas http://www.cnah.org 19 March 2009 THE CRYPTOBRANCHID INTEREST GROUP RON GOELLNER CONSERVATION FUND In honor and memory of Ron Goellner, noted zoologist, the Cryptobranchid Interest Group offers a monetary grant to help support research and educational initiatives that contribute to the conservation of cryptobranchid salamanders. Grant … Continue reading Grant for Hellbender Research

Job Opening: Amphibian Research – Eastern USA – USGS

NEWS RELEASE The Center for North American Herpetology Lawrence, Kansas http://www.cnah.org 17 February 2009 Job Announcement BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (AMPHIBIANS) GS-0404-08 USGS PATUXENT WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER The USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Northeast program will be hiring a full time biological science technician to support research in amphibian populations in the northeastern United States. … Continue reading Job Opening: Amphibian Research – Eastern USA – USGS