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:

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:

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:

In the Field: Global Wildlife Conservation

January 6, 2011

Despite the fact that human well-being is intrinsically linked to the natural world, our planet is still very much an unexplored place, and our knowledge of the world’s threatened species and habitats is often inadequate for effective conservation action. Link to story:

In search of the lost frog of Colombia

November 18, 2010

Caught between armed guerrillas, cocaine barons and poachers, Colombia’s unnumbered species of frog are in peril. The zoologist Lucy Cooke sets off on a hunt. Link to story:

“Mr. Burns” Toad, More New Amphibians Found

November 17, 2010

Nosing around for “lost” amphibian species in western Colombia in September, scientists stumbled across three entirely new species—including this beaked toad. Link to story: