Project to reclaim lost amphibians

September 21, 2011

The ‘Lost Amphibians of India’ initiative is slated to close in a couple of months. Researchers are now putting together a large-scale project on the need to conserve Indian frogs, which would be submitted to the government for approval, writes Kalyan Ray. Link to story: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/183915/project-reclaim-lost-amphibians.html

12 new frog species discovered In India

September 17, 2011

It’s a discovery the team hopes will bring attention to India’s amphibians and their role in gauging the health of the environment. Link to story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/17/12-new-frog-species-discovered-india_n_967469.html?view=print&comm_ref=false

Scientists discover 12 new frog species in India

September 17, 2011

Years of combing tropical mountain forests, shining flashlights under rocks and listening for croaks in the night have paid off for a team of Indian scientists which has discovered 12 new frog species plus three others thought to have been extinct. Link to story: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/09/17/scientists-discover-12-new-frog-species-in-india/

Meowing Night Frog, other new species found

September 16, 2011

A unique “catcall” inspired the name of the meowing night frog (pictured), one of 12 new species of frogs found recently in western India, a new study says. Link to story: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/pictures/110916-new-species-frogs-india-night-science-animals-meowing/

Pictures: 12 new species of frog discovered in India

September 15, 2011

Scientists have discovered 12 new species of frogs in the rainforests of India’s Western Ghats, according to a paper published in the latest issue of ZooTaxa Link to story: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0915-india_new_frogs.html

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: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/article2456205.ece

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: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=11-P13-00035&segmentID=2

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: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/article2334977.ece

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: http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5348784

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: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2011-05-18-rodent-species_n.htm?csp=34tech