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The preprint for the upcoming ACAP
Amphibian Conservation Action Plan
(ACAP) Status Review -
Open Consultation Process
Dear Colleague,
The Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP), first published in 2007 and updated to a digital
format in 2015 aims to act as a roadmap for amphibian conservation at the global level. The IUCN
SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) has been working to update ACAP to include the most
recent developments in amphibian research and conservation, identify gaps in knowledge and
action, and propose evidence-based recommendations. This new iteration of ACAP will have two
companion pieces: an academic status review, which we aim to publish as an IUCN SSC
Occasional Paper, and a more user-friendly implementer-oriented document, which will be
produced based on the information compiled in the status review.
ACAP has two introductory chapters and twelve thematic chapters, each of these dedicated to a
theme that is relevant to amphibian conservation. ASG Thematic Working Group Chairs who have
expertise in their respective themes have been working with their core groups to develop their
individual chapters. What you see in this draft is a reflection of the collective effort of our dedicated
We would like for ACAP to be a useful tool to all who work on amphibian conservation and in this
light we are holding an open consultation process to ensure that everyone has a chance to provide
input into the plan.
A pdf draft of ACAP is available here: Please note that this is still in
draft form, so it has not yet been finalized as a publication (some of the figures still need to be
adapted to the standard graphic format and the document still needs to be peer reviewed). Photos
will be added in a final version.
In order to collate feedback on this draft, we have developed this form. Please only use this form
for feedback and send it to with the Subject title ACAP Open Consultation
Feedback. Please note that line numbers start afresh for each chapter.
The consultation process will be open for a period of four weeks, from 18 July to 15 August 2022.
We appreciate that it is a hefty document and are not expecting colleagues to read through the
entire draft (although this is, of course, open to anyone who is interested in doing so). Rather, we
would encourage those that have expertise in particular areas to please contribute to the relevant
chapter(s). We ask that you please focus on substantive feedback (as opposed to grammar,
spelling, copy-editing, etc.). If you are aware of important and relevant literature in a different
language please feel free to provide literature details in the feedback form. If you would like to
provide input into specific chapters but find that the timelines are too tight given your schedule,
please write to us directly (at indicating which chapter(s) you would like to
provide input to.
We very much appreciate your taking the time to revise this draft. Your feedback ensures that
ACAP is broad and representative of the global amphibian conservation community’s input. If you
are aware of colleagues who work on amphibian conservation either on the research or the
conservation fronts please feel free to share this form with them.
Best wishes,
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ASG Secretariat
Please submit your feedback in this form via email to Please note that
comments received in this consultation process will not be answered individually; however, we will
give all feedback consideration and credit sources accordingly in the status review
Following the end of the public consultation period we will make all comments publicly available on
the ASG website. If you want your comments to be made public ANONYMOUSLY on the website
and in the status review please tick the box below.
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