15 November 2012

Call for Titles for Wildlife Disease Symposium

croak all about it! logo
Froglife has been asked to spread the word about the 2013 International Symposium on Ranaviruses.  This scientific event focusing on diseases affecting amphibians, reptiles and fish across the world is being held concurrently with the International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA (27 July – 2 August 2013.

The symposium presentation committee invites researchers, veterinarians and students to submit suggested titles for presentation topics.  They are asking for submissions from those working on all aspects of ranavirus biology including (but not limited to):
  • Epidemiology and Conservation
  • Virology and Immunology
  • Physiology and Pathology
  • Genetics and Ecology
  • Diagnostics, Treatment and Management
The committee’s goal will be to create a well-balanced program of contemporary topics on ranaviruses with a global representation of presenters with different training and expertise.  Titles should be submitted to RanavirusSymposium2013@gmail.com by the 30th of November 2012.  There also will be a poster presentation and social on the evening of 27th of July, and optional field trips on the 29th and 31st July.

12 November 2012

Hop on Froglife’s Scottish New Years Raffle!

Froglife Scotland is promoting a raffle draw to celebrate the New Year, with tickets available in our new and improved online shop.  Get involved and you could win one of our many exciting prizes and start your New Year with a splash! 

You can buy tickets in the Froglife shop here, or tickets can be purchased at Froglife Scotland events at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday 17th November and at the Winter Festival on Sunday 2nd December held at Eastwood Park, Giffnock.

We will be drawing prizes on 7th January 2013, all proceeds raised will support Froglife’s work, such as the Living Water Project which is running in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire, creating new habitats for reptiles and amphibians. 

“We’ve been lucky to receive some great prizes from our local sponsors in Scotland for this year’s raffle draw,” says James Stead based with Froglife Scotland.  “So why not give yourself a chance of a treat this New Years and support our amphibians and reptiles at the same time?”
We hope you support our event and good luck in the draw!

Winners notified shortly after the draw on the 7th of January.  Please direct any queries to James Stead (james.stead@froglife.org / 01413 390737).

Thanks to all the supporters of the raffle including AMF Bowling, Starbucks Coffee Company,  the M&D Group, Delta Force Paintball, Chris Packham and David Foster Management.