2008 Year of the Frog

In 2008, the Amphibian Ark led zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens in a globally coordinated public awareness campaign "The Year of the Frog". Each institutional member of WAZA and any of the regional associations of zoos and aquariums were invited to participate in the campaign by organising activities and amphibian displays, and/or using their websites, zoo graphics, education materials and media releases to promote the cause.


Year of the Frog Logo

The Amphibian Ark is a joint effort of three principal partners: WAZA, the IUCN SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group and the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. The Amphibian Ark was formed to address the ex situ components of the IUCN Amphibian Conservation Action Plan.


WAZA currently holds the Chair of the Executive Commitee of the Amphibian Ark.

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    Amphibian Campaign

    (1) © Luis Coloma, (2) © Thomas Ziegler