Twelve new frog species found in Western Ghats

September 15, 2011

The Western Ghats region in the country, a global biodiversity hotspot, has opened up more of its secrets — this time a dozen species of night frogs hitherto unknown to science. Link to story:

Lost frogs update

September 2, 2011

Many species of amphibians have vanished without a trace, due to habitat loss, climate change, and disease. So Robin Moore, an amphibian expert at Conservation International, led The Search for Lost Frogs, which sent researchers around the globe looking for these “missing” species. Link to story:

In pursuit of ‘lost amphibians’

August 8, 2011

The University of Delhi is coordinating a countrywide field research in association with scientists from other institutions to explore the amphibian diversity in the country and chart out a strategy for their conservation. Link to story:

Delhi varsity, Kerala govt tie-up for amphibian conservation

August 8, 2011

The University of Delhi and Kerala State Forest Department are jointly organising a workshop here tomorrow to draw up a strategy for conservation of the amphibian population, which is facing extinction globally. Link to story:

Cute rodent species surfaces after 113 years

May 19, 2011

Scientists thought a mysterious guinea pig-sized rodent species that hadn’t been seen in 113 years was long extinct. Until one of them ambled up to two volunteer naturalists at a nature reserve in Colombia two weeks ago. Link to story:

Red-crested Tree Rat reappears after 113 Years

May 18, 2011

A red-crested tree rat, a rodent about the size of a guinea pig, has been sighted for the first time in decades. The relatively unknown creature made a casual reappearance in a Colombian nature reserve after over a century, and even stayed around for a photo shoot. Link to story:

Red rodent shows up at Colombian nature lodge after 113 years on the lam

May 18, 2011

The red-crested tree rat (Santamartamys rufodorsalis) had not been recorded since 1898 and was thought possibly extinct—that is until one showed up at 9:30 PM on May 4th at a lodge in El Dorado Nature Reserve in northern Colombia. Link to story:

On parrots, eagles, and fighting species extinction

April 26, 2011

This is a Green Conversation with Mike Parr, Chair of the Alliance for Zero Extinction. Link to story:

Saola, Asian ‘unicorn’, nature reserve created in Vietnam

April 18, 2011

A nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered saola, raising hope for the antelope-like species’ survival, a wildlife official said Monday. Link to story:

Reserve established for one of world’s rarest animals

April 13, 2011

Vietnamese officials are setting up a nature reserve to protect one of the world’s rarest animals, the saola, sometimes known as Asia’s “unicorn”. Link to story: