Applications for AArk Seed Grant proposals now open! George Bernard Rabb, 1930-2017. AArk's 10-year review highlights our accomplishments over a decade. Two seed grants were awarded in 2017 to exciting new projects. University of the Guatemala Valley, Guatemala, June 2018 2017 Biology, Management and Conservation of North American Salamanders training course in Atlanta, USA. A range of resources, that we hope amphibian program managers will find useful. Beastly Threads textiles - a significant portion of the profits will go to habitat and wildlife preservation efforts, including the Amphibian Ark. Amphibian Advocates - featuring amphibian conservationists from around the world who focus their efforts on captive programs for the most threatened species. Amphibians are an important component of the global ecosystem, as indicators of environmental health and contributors to human health. They watched the dinosaurs come and go, but today almost half of them are themselves threatened with extinction . Addressing the amphibian extinction crisis represents the greatest species conservation challenge in the history of humanity.