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Ecuador scientists prepare to pull rare frog from path of volcano

Dec 17, 2015 0

The potentially imminent eruption of the Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador threatens to wipe out the last surviving population of one of Ecuador’s flagship species, the Quito rocket frog. The Amphibian Survival Alliance has launched an adopt-a-tadpole campaign to raise $14,500—the cost for scientists at the Museum of Zoology, Balsa de los Sapos and Catholic University ...

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SALAMANDERS LOST, SALAMANDERS FOUND, SALAMANDERS SAVED

Dec 2, 2015 0

Two rare salamander species lost to science for nearly 40 years have not only been recently rediscovered, but a consortium of international groups has protected some of the last remaining forest home of the salamanders just in the nick of time. Critical habitat of the Finca Chiblac ...

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LAZARUS TOADS: WHAT CAN THEY TELL US ABOUT AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION

Dec 2, 2015 0

SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA– CREA, a Marin based conservation non-profit and Amphibian Survival Alliance partner became the subject of New Scientist magazine’s first photo driven feature in its 60-year history. CREA’s work to save the beautiful, endangered harlequin toad (Atelopus limosus) is offering new hope for the species’ recovery in the face ...

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Imperiled Madagascan Amphibians Find Shelter in New Protected Area

Sep 4, 2015 0

After a five-year effort, some of Madagascar’s rarest amphibian and reptile species have received protection within the newly created Ankaratra Massif Reserve. The Madagascan conservation organization Association Vondrona Ivon’ny Fampandrosoanavif (VIF) established the reserve with the support of its U.S. partners Amphibian Survival Alliance, Global Wildlife Conservation ...

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Shape-shifting “punk rocker” frog discovered in Ecuador

Apr 7, 2015 0

Scientists have discovered a frog in Ecuador that can do what no other vertebrate has ever been documented to do—rapidly change skin texture from smooth to spiny. Researchers from Reserva Las Gralarias, Universidad Indoamérica and Tropical Herping in Ecuador revealed their findings today* in the Zoological Journal ...

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The “megadiverse” frog communities of Madagascar are at risk after discovery of a potentially deadly fungus

Feb 27, 2015 0

Conservationists worldwide mobilize to address emerging threat to more than 500 Malagasy frog species The amphibian fungus known as Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), which has caused the precipitous decline of frog populations in Central America, Australia, the western United States, Europe and east Africa, has now been detected in Madagascar, according ...

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