12 Dec '11, 10pm

New species of frog sings like a bird

New species of frog sings like a bird

Photos: two new paper clip-sized frogs discovered in Vietnamese mountains (12/07/2011) Researchers have discovered two new frog species living in the montane tropical forests of Vietnam. Known as moss frogs, these small amphibians employ camouflage as one way to keep predators at bay, in some cases resembling the moss that gives them their name. Effort to save world's rarest frogs recognized with conservation award (12/05/2011) An effort to save the world's most endangered amphibians has won mongabay.com's 2011 conservation award. Amphibian Ark — a joint effort of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, and the IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group — is working to evaluate the status of threatened amphibians, raise awareness about the global amphibian extinction crisis, and set up captive breeding programs. The initia...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1212-hance_frog_puhoat.html

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