July 23, 2017

Atlanta Audubon Society Monthly Meeting

Event Description:

For the past 25 years or so, amphibians have been disappearing globally from developed areas as well as pristine environments. Scientists have identified multiple anthropogenic factors contributing synergistically to amphibian declines. Therefore, a multifaceted approach is necessary to address the amphibian decline phenomenon. The Amphibian Foundation, based in Atlanta, addresses SE regional as well as global amphibian declines through an international partnership focusing on targeted programs for specific imperiled amphibian species. The foundation also has a strong training and educational program for students and citizen scientists. Partnering with regional agencies, such as Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, GA DNR and Orianne Society, and federal partners such as USFWS and USGS as well as global partners like Amphibian Ark and the Amphibian Survival Alliance, the Amphibian Foundation provides a critical role in combatting amphibian declines at the global, as well as the neighborhood level. Currently, 43% of the world’s amphibian populations are documented as in decline or already extinct. The Amphibian Foundation provides a program that engages the community to become involved in saving this important and biodiverse group of animals.

Mark Mandica is the Executive Director of The Amphibian Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and conservation of amphibians.


Event Sponsor(s):
Atlanta Audubon Society

Date & time:
July 23, 2017
3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM

Location:
Manuel's Tavern
602 N. Highland Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307

Open to the Public:
Yes

Cost:
FREE

Questions: For Questions about this event, please contact Dottie Head with Atlanta Audubon Society at 678-973-2437 or dottie@atlantaaudubon.org.

  • Atlanta Audubon Society Monthly Meeting

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