‘Asian unicorn’ reserve created to protect mysterious species

April 13, 2011

A new protected area designed to save one of Earth’s most mysterious and elusive creatures has been established in a lush, mountainous region of Vietnam, officials announced today (April 13 in the United States, and April 14 in Vietnam). Link to story: http://www.livescience.com/13702-embargoed-asian-unicorn-reserve-created-protect-mysterious-species.html

Are parks protecting the wildlife and places they were created to save?

April 7, 2011

Parks or protected areas remain our best tool for safeguarding wildlife and wild places and that is why more than 100,000 parks dot the globe protecting reefs and rainforests and mountain ranges. Link to story: http://www.thecleanestline.com/2011/03/are-parks-protecting-the-wildlife-and-places-they-were-created-to-protect.html

Indonesia’s ‘paper parks’ targeted in National Geographic contest.

March 21, 2011

Frost, who is currently running in National Geographic’s contest Expedition Granted, hopes to study the problem in Sumatra—among the world’s most imperiled forests and wildlife—and show the world what we are losing even in National Parks. Link to story: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0321-hance_frost.html

5 ‘extinct’ frogs rediscovered in India

February 28, 2011

Lost! Amphibians of India is an ambitious campaign that aims to discover 50 species of Indian amphibians that are considered to be actually or potentially extinct in the wild. Link to story: http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/extinct-rediscovered011.html#cr

Five lost frogs rediscovered

February 28, 2011

Lost! Amphibians of India aims to rediscover 50 species of Indian amphibians that are considered to be actually, or potentially, extinct in the wild. Link to story: http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/five-lost-frogs-rediscovered/342/

Nationwide search leads to rediscovery of 5 frog species in India

February 22, 2011

Five “lost” frog species, including one not observed by science in the past 136 years, have been rediscovered in India. Link to story: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2011/02/22/nationwide-search-leads-to-rediscovery-of-5-frog-species-in-india/

Lost frogs may be extinct, sign of ‘The Sixth Great Extinction’

February 17, 2011

Scientists around the world have come up short after an unprecedented attempt to locate 100 species of “lost” frogs, salamanders, and caecilians. These amphibians have all been missing for over a decade, and now scientists fear they are extinct. Link to story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/17/lost-frogs-may-be-extinct_n_824199.html#241265

Frog hunt ends: Most still absent

February 16, 2011

A mission to discover whether any of 100 amphibian species believed to be extinct are still alive has ended with few successes to report. Link to story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12484316