18 Feb '15, 2am

Researchers rediscover one of the world's most sought-after lost frogs [4 yrs ago]

Researchers rediscover one of the world's most sought-after lost frogs [4 yrs ago]

Worldwide search for 'lost frogs' ends with 4% success, but some surprises (02/16/2011) Last August, a group of conservation agencies launched the Search for Lost Frogs, which employed 126 researchers to scour 21 countries for 100 amphibian species, some of which have not been seen for decades. After five months, expeditions found 4 amphibians out of the 100 targets, highlighting the likelihood that most of the remaining species are in fact extinct; however the global expedition also uncovered some happy surprises. Amphibians have been devastated over the last few decades; highly sensitive to environmental impacts, species have been hard hit by deforestation, habitat loss, pollution, agricultural chemicals, overexploitation for food, climate change, and a devastating fungal disease, chytridiomycosis. Researchers say that in the past 30 years, its likely 120 amphibians have...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0216-hance_stubfoot.html?tw...

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