18 Jun '12, 4pm

Extinct toad rediscovered after hiding for 133 years in Sri Lanka

Extinct toad rediscovered after hiding for 133 years in Sri Lanka

EPA considers ban on herbicide that triggers sex reversal in frogs (06/08/2012) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will weigh a ban on Atrazine, a widely used herbicide linked to sex reversal and other reproductive problems in amphibians and fish. The chemical, which is manufactured by Syngenta, has been banned in the European Union since 2004 but some 80 million pounds Atrazine are applied to corn, sugarcane, sorghum and rice in the United States each year. Herp paradise preserved in Guatemala (05/29/2012) Fifteen conservation groups have banded together to save around 2,400 hectares (6,000 acres) of primary rainforest in Guatemala, home to a dozen imperiled amphibians as well as the recently discovered Merendon palm pit viper (Bothriechis thalassinus ). The new park, dubbed the Sierra Caral Amphibian Reserve, lies in the Guatemalan mountains on the border with Hon...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0618-hance-kandyan-dwarf-to...

Tweets

Extinct toad rediscovered in Sri Lanka:

Extinct toad rediscovered in Sri Lanka:

ecorazzi.com 19 Jun '12, 4pm

The Kandyan Dwarf toad has been out of this world for quite some time. The IUCN listed the toad as extinct since there had...