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By Tag: Amphibians

  • Leaping to the Rescue: Million Dollar Fund for Frogs

    12/17/13

    Posted By: Global Wildlife

    The Amphibian Survival Alliance, Rainforest Trust, Global Wildlife Conservation and Andrew Sabin Family Foundation are taking a bold step in the fight to save amphibians by committing one million dollars to protect key habitats worldwide over the coming year. The fund, which has been named the Leapfrog Conservation Fund, will be dispersed through the ASA – the world’s largest partnership for amphibian conservation – to strategically protect and manage key habitats for frogs, salamanders, caecilians and other species for the benefit of current and future generations.

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  • ‘Extinct’ Toad Returns Home

    10/30/12

    Posted By: Global Wildlife

    The Kihansi Spray Toad, the missing amphibian that has been the focus of much attention in Tanzania and around the world was returned to its unique ecosystem in the Kihansi Gorge, Udzungwa Mountains on October 30th, 2012. Now that it has returned to its restored habitat, the Kihansi Spray Toad represents the world’s first reintroduction of an ‘Extinct in the Wild’ amphibian.

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  • Conservationists are celebrating the establishment of the new 6,000-acre Sierra Caral Amphibian Reserve in Guatemala, which will protect some of the country’s most endangered wildlife.

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  • Endangered poison dart frog gets sanctuary in Colombia.

    05/09/12

    Posted By: Global Wildlife

    A 124-acre nature reserve in the South American nation of Colombia has been created to provide sanctuary to the endangered golden poison dart frog.

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  • A new reserve for the Golden Poison Frog

    05/09/12

    Posted By: Global Wildlife

    The Rana (Spanish for frog) Terribilis Amphibian Reserve has opened for business in Colombia, thanks to the good offices of several biodiversity organizations.

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  • Conservationists are celebrating the establishment of a new nature reserve in Colombia that provides the first sanctuary for the endangered golden poison frog, an animal that also has the distinction of being possibly the world’s deadliest animal.

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  • World’s most toxic frog gets new reserve.

    03/03/12

    Posted By: Global Wildlife

    Touching a wild golden poison frog could kill you within minutes: in fact, a single golden poison frog, whose Latin name Phyllobates terribilis is even more evocative than its common one, is capable of killing 10 humans with its one milligram dose of poison. Yet the deadly nature of this tiny frog has not stopped it from nearing extinction. The Colombian NGO ProAves and partners have helped establish a 50 hectare (124 acre) reserve in the Chocó rainforest.

    Mongabay >
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