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Our vision and mission2018-11-29T15:01:24+00:00

Vision

Amphibians thriving in nature.

Mission

The Amphibian Survival Alliance conserves amphibians and their habitats through a strong, engaged, and collaborative global partnership. 

The activities of ASA are underpinned by the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP), which offers the best available guidance to inform the development of global amphibian conservation. ASA works in close collaboration with the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) and Amphibian Ark (AArk) to promote the use of ACAP by our global Partners and Members. 

The ASA partnership is committed to the following aims: 

  • Preventing the extinction of amphibian species; 

  • Improving the conservation status of amphibian species; 

  • Protecting, improving, and enlarging areas of habitat important for amphibians; 

  • Providing national governmental and other decision-makers with conservation advice based on the best scientific studies available; 

  • Building broad partnerships with all stakeholders needed for effective conservation; 

  • Coordinating amphibian conservation actions worldwide through the ASA Secretariat; 

  • Helping, through amphibians, to conserve broader biodiversity and improve the quality of people’s lives; 

  • Educating people about the wonders of amphibians and their roles.

ASA is driven by the following core values: 

  • Conservation: The decline and extinction of amphibian species is unacceptable and there is an ethical imperative to prevent these declines and restore healthy amphibian populations within their natural habitats. 

  • Collaboration: Ensuring effective and positive collaboration is essential to achieving ASA’s Vision and Mission. ASA is a collaboration of global Partners and local stakeholders seeking to implement amphibian conservation guided by ACAP. 

  • Science: ASA’s priorities and actions are guided by the best available science through strong partnerships with ASG and its Members, who are global leaders in amphibian conservation research. 

  • Accountability: ASA has a responsibility to our Partners to ensure that we move strategically towards our shared Vision and Mission, using any investments in a productive, efficient, and transparent way. Working in collaboration with Partners, ASA: coordinates and promotes the implementation of ACAP by our Partners; identifies and drives forward priorities; stimulates investment; and provides regular updates to communicate progress from across the alliance partnership. 

  • Communication: ASA values effective and open communication, and is dedicated to promoting the critical work of our Partners, and any opportunities to enhance conservation success through regular updates and the dissemination of important information in educational programmes.