01 Dec '11, 6pm

When species disappear, we lose their benefits ... forever. Good thing these frogs are still around!

Extinct frog rediscovered in Israel (11/21/2011) After its marshland was drained, researchers thought the Hula painted frog (Discoglossus nigriventer ) had vanished for good. However a patrol at the Ha-Hula lake in Israel recently discovered a single female amphibian that turned out to be the long-lost, and long-sought, Hula painted frog. New site is a match-maker for world's endangered frogs (11/03/2011) A new initiative by the conservation group, Amphibian Ark, hopes to match lonely, vanishing frogs with a prince/princess to to save them. Dubbed FrogMatchMaker.com after online dating sites, the program is working to connect supporters and donors with amphibian conservation programs in need. Currently, amphibians are among the world's most imperiled species with 41 percent threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red list. Saving Ghana's vanishing frogs (11/02/201...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1201-hance_frogs_antibacter...

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