#Match4Romeo


Wherefore Art Thou…Juliet?

The planet’s most eligible amphibious bachelor is looking for love…and we’re giving him a hand. Romeo is the planet’s last-known Sehuencas Water Frog, a species once common in Bolivia. We are joining with the Alcide d’Orbigny Natural History to launch expeditions in the wild to try to find Romeo a mate and other individuals to start a conservation breeding program to save the species from the extinction.

Follow the adventures here!

Background

In 2008, a team of biologists in Bolivia brought in from the field a single male Sehuencas Water Frog (Telmatobius yuracare), Romeo. They had hoped to create a conservation breeding program for the traditionally common species ahead of population crashes they were seeing with other frogs. Ten years later and GWC partner Alcide d’Orbigny Natural History and other researchers have not been able to locate a single other individual Sehuencas Water Frog—male or female. These expeditions are taking a team of experienced biologists to the places where the Sehuencas Water Frog was once common in Bolivia. Now Romeo has his own dating profile on Match and is looking for love.

Want to know even more? Then this FAQ is for you! (And we have it in both English and Spanish)

Romeo in the News

*If you are a reporter interested in writing about Romeo, please contact Lindsay Renick Mayer at lrenickmayer@globalwildlife.org or 202-422-4671.

Lonely Bolivian water frog seeks mate on Match.com to save his species (CNN) Link

Bolivia’s lonely frog: Scientists race to find mate for Romeo (BBC) Link

Bid to find a Valentine for Romeo, world’s ‘loneliest frog’ (AFP) Link

Scientists Make Match.com Profile for Bolivia’s Loneliest Frog (Smithsonian) Link

Panda Porn and Other Desperate Measures to Get Rare Species to Mate (National Geographic) Link

Endangered Bolivia frog gets dating profile just in time for Valentine’s Day (UPI) Link

Loneliest frog in the world is looking for a Match to save his species (ZME Science) Link

The World’s Loneliest Frog Gets a Dating Profile to Help Him Find Love (IFLS) Link

10 Expedition Teams and Match.com Are Working to Find This Very Single Frog a Date (People Magazine) Link

Romeo might be one of the last members of his species. Won’t you help him find a mate? (Mother Nature Network) Link

Help Romeo, the World’s Loneliest Frog, Find His Juliet by Valentine’s Day (Travel + Leisure) Link

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