As development of the Key Conservation app progresses we are working hard to ensure that we are reaching out and on boarding conservation organizations that are in need of the tools we are building within the app. That is why we are particularly excited to announce our official partnership with the Amphibian Survival Alliance.
Conserving amphibians has never been more important. Around half of all amphibian species are declining, and the proportion threatened with extinction is thought to be over 40%, making amphibians the most threatened vertebrate group. Once a sanctuary for over 8,000 species, we now live in a world that is increasingly unsafe for amphibians. A world that is unsafe for amphibians is unsafe for other species, not least humankind. The intensifying plight of amphibians mirrors our own struggle, as we try to protect natural resources and bring about a sustainable future for all life on our shared planet.
Photos © Luis Fernando Marin da Fonte
The needs of amphibians are no different from our own, so the issues they face ─ such as inadequate freshwater management, habitat destruction, climate change, pollution, unregulated use and trade of species, disease dynamics in a shifting world, invasive species, and the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources ─ are extremely pertinent to us, and to all species. These issues, both separately and together, demand the development of collaborative solutions to improve the management of our one and only Earth.
Though they may slip away quietly, their loss has profound repercussions for our world.
The Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) officially launched in 2011, and has since built a committed global alliance of Partners, dedicated to developing a better world for amphibians through coordinated conservation action. ASA promotes and coordinates the implementation of conservation actions for amphibians through an active, growing, engaged, committed, and collaborative partnership around the world. The great need for this endeavour is reflected in the rate of loss of amphibian populations globally, and we face a challenging future as we strive to reverse these trajectories.
© Luis Fernando Marin da Fonte
We envisage a future where amphibian conservation is fully collaborative and integrated into global conservation priorities — a future where amphibians are valued for their many contributions to this world, as well as their astonishing beauty and variety. We seek to preserve this variety, as part of healthy ecosystems, for generations to come.
We look forward to providing new avenues of support for conservationists working with amphibians through the Key Conservation app and sharing their journey with supporters from around the world.
Learn more about the Amphibian Survival Alliance by visiting their website.