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Thank you @IWS_Network for giving me the opportunity to share my #story 💜 ! This a part of Voices Without Frontiers program… #IWS #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS #ecology #conservation #biodiversity
I was born in #saopaulo, #Brazil’s largest city, very different from the #Amazon Rainforest & Rio! See me and a #samauma, the most famous Amazon tree 🌳
Also me & @IsabelaHissa in front of Sao Paulo’s #MASP (Modern Art Museum) & me and my mom in #Rio! #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Image
I can say I lived in a great #rainforest because Sao Paulo & most of the coast of Brazil are in the Atlantic Forest 🌴🌺🐍. It is one of the 34 world’s #hotspots of #biodiversity, with more than 1500 plant species and 90% of original area loss. #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Source: https://www.e-educa...
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Today, on #TheMisplacedMenagerie -

We report the exotic (for #India) apple #snail, #Pomacea diffusa, also known as the spike topped apple snail, from the #Mumbai region, as part of our ongoing studies on #urbanwildlife, and the #ecology of introduced species, in #India, Mumbai.
The study was officially published in the 'ELA Journal of Forestry and Wildlife' - a peer reviewed #science journal, which is also the official journal of the #Maharashtra State #Forest Department.

Link to paper:…

#sciencetwitter #TwitterNatureCommunity
Spiked Topped Apple Snails in #Mumbai (and other parts of #India) are the direct result of the #aquarium trade - either as accidental, or deliberate releases from home aquaria.

#InvasiveSpecies #sciencetwitter #ecology #naturalhistory #urbanwildlife
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To celebrate this International #YouthDay we invite you to meet our Future Leaders of Amphibian Conservation!

If you are also a Young #Amphibian Conservationist, post your pic and tag us, so we can share your work with the entire ASA partnership!
The Future Leaders of #Amphibian #Conservation program is an award to a number of early-career conservationists from around the world that have been identified by the Amphibian Survival Alliance as the next generation of amphibian conservationists.
So far we have awarded 19 Future Leaders from 12 countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Australia and the United States).

Have a look at the link and meet some of them!
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[1/6] #Climatechange can affect #amphibians indirectly, but few studies look at changes in size or #morphology
For my MSc by research @DICE_Kent I’m deciphering crest growth in #GreatCrestedNewts at individual and population levels. 🐸🦎
#DICECON20 #SpsMon3 #phenology #frogfriday
Male #GCNs grow ornamental crests every year during aquatic breeding period.
As UK seasons become less distinct, #pond arrival times are less predictable.
So what is happening with #crest development?🧐
#DICECON20 #SpsMon3 #sexualselection #ecology
We photographed >100 individual #newts over 2 breeding periods and tracked changes in crest size + shape using #ImageJ software.

Does early arrival = Early growth peak?
Or ⬆ growth period i.e. potential mating advantage?
#DICECON20 #SpsMon3 #phenology #herpetology
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Today begins the ASA #AmphibianQuiz Week!

Let's see if you know everything about your favourite animals 🐸

Day 1) What is the largest #amphibian species in the world?
Well done, you are great! 85% got the answer right!

The largest #amphibian in the world is the Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus), reaching up to 1.8 m in length from the nose to the tip of the tail. An animal that was 1.15 m long weighed 11 kg!

Photo: Ben Tapley Image
Find other interesting #AmphibianFacts on the webpage of ASA partner @AmphibiaWeb:…
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t's Sunday and our last day of #AmphibianWeek! Today's theme is:

Actions for #Amphibians

What do you do to help amphibians?

Luckily there are things all of us can do help these little vertebrates 🐸

In this thread you'll find some things you can do: Image
Here are some things you can do:

At home:
🐸 build a frog pond
❌ avoid pesticides
🌿 leave natural vegetation

In parks:
❌ don’t move rocks (there may be eggs underneath!)
❌ don’t stack rocks
Whether you are an individual or an organisation working on #amphibian #conservation, there are many ways to get involved with the Amphibian Survival Alliance to help amphibians! Learn more:…

#LeaveTheLeaves #AmphibianAlly
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Today is the 4th #AmphibianWeek day and the theme is:

Threats to #Amphibians

Create your own publication about it and tag us, so we can share it!

Follow this thread to learn more about today's topic! Image
According to the @IUCNRedList of Threatened Species, amphibians are the most #threatened animal group, with 33 species currently listed as #Extinct, 587 as #CriticallyEndangered, 965 as #Endangered, 650 as #Vulnerable, and 375 as #NearThreatened. Image
With over 40% of all amphibian species threatened with extinction, many people and organisations around the world dedicate their lives to protect them. Image
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Today is the 3rd #AmphibianWeek day and the theme is:

Amazing #Amphibian Facts

Create your own publication about it and tag us, so we can share it!

Did you know that amphibians can be great mothers? Follow this thread to learn more!

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"When it comes to dedicated mothering, #caecilians have got us beat. These tube-like #amphibians sacrifice the very skin off their backs (and pretty much everywhere else) to keep their squirming offspring well-fed".
"When a #mama caecilian is taking care of a brood, she grows an extra-thick outer layer of skin that's rich in nutrients and fat. Her writhing mass of noodle-like babies use specially adapted teeth to tuck into #mom's fat suit, using a "death roll" technique".
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In Oct 2019, during the @IUCNssc Leaders Meeting in Abu Dhabi, Dr. Ariadne Angulo, co-chair of @ASG_IUCN, was one of the recipients of The Harry Messel Award for Conservation Leadership! Congratulations, ASG and Ariadne! We are grateful for all that you do and very proud of you! Image
This award recognizes exemplary service to the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Ariadne combines her commitment to the coordination of global efforts with a passion for developing #amphibian #conservation in #LatinAmerica.
Since 1984, when the award was initiated, this is the 1 time that SSC has bestowed it in recognition of specific work with amphibian conservation! Out of 72 IUCN SSC awardees until 2019, only 4 worked in Latin America and only 16 were women, which makes this recognition timely!
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Join the Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium in Manchester this April! Follow the thread to learn more about it. The deadline for abstract registration is 29th March 2019. #ACRS #Amphibian #Conservation #Research @AmphibianCon @chesterzoo
ACRS is the only international symposium dedicated specifically to the sharing of research and strategies to empower the future of amphibian conservation!
ACRS helps to bring together amphibian conservationists and researchers from around the world to gain experience, learn new ideas and make contacts!
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Acclimating a new office buddy! Another long, slender, gray tube of an #amphibian - the #caecilian !

(It and Perry the #amphiuma will be neighbors)
That overbite tho, and those rolls!

Meet Typhlonectes natans aka a “rubber eel.” In reality it’s an #amphibian & more closely related to #frogs than to true #eels . ImageImage
Typhlonectes natans is an aquatic #caecilian native to northern South America, & this species is (to my understanding) the most common caecilian in the pet trade.

(this guy/gal is captive bred & was being sold at a reptile show in MN)

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