“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: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/11/photogalleries/101117-mr-burns-toad-new-species-frogs-science-animal-pictures/

Rescue missions underway to save Haiti’s species from mass extinctions

November 16, 2010

Haiti is on the brink of an era of mass extinctions similar to the time when dinosaurs and many other species suddenly disappeared from the Earth, reports a biologist at Penn State University, who is announcing today the establishment of a species-rescue program for Haiti’s threatened frogs and other species, including captive-breeding and gene-preservation efforts. Read more

Search For ‘Lost’ Frogs Leads To Three New Amphibian Treasures

November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010 Scientists discover three new colorful and distinctive frogs in Colombia Arlington, VA – A team of scientists on a quest to rediscover several “lost” amphibians in western Colombia has returned with a surprising result: three species of frogs believed to be entirely new to science, Conservation International (CI), the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Read more

Three new frogs leap into spotlight

November 15, 2010

When a team of scientists headed into the forests of western Colombia in September, they were hoping to rediscover a long-lost frog species that hadn’t been seen in decades. They never did find the lost species — but today they announced that they’ve come across three previously unknown species of amphibians. Link to story: http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2010/11/15/5472840-three-new-frogs-leap-into-spotlight

Rare ‘Asian unicorn’ caught in Laos

September 17, 2010

One of the rarest creatures on the planet has been sighted in Laos. The saola, which has been dubbed the ‘Asian unicorn’ despite being double horned, hasn’t been photographed since 1999. Link to story: http://www.wired.com/2010/09/rare-soala-caugh/

Rare Asian ‘unicorn’ sighted, dies in captivity

September 17, 2010

One of the rarest animals in the world has been sighted for the first time in more than 10 years, according to the government of Laos. Link to story: http://www.livescience.com/10090-rare-asian-unicorn-sighted-dies-captivity.html

Saving Tiny Toads Without a Home

February 1, 2010

This is a story about a waterfall, the World Bank and 4,000 homeless toads. Link to story: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/02/science/earth/02toads.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all&

Professors call for science as basis for public policy

December 9, 2009

The timely article with political undertones focuses on a controversial issue at the interface of science and public policy Link to story: http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/wolves.120909/

Kihansi spray toad goes extinct in the wild

November 4, 2009

This year’s IUCN Red List has updated its assessment of the Kihansi spray toad, moving the species from Critically Endangered to Extinct in the Wild. Link to story: http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1104-hance_kihansi.html