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Lost Frog In The Lost World
2013-07-17 19:17:36

AlphaGalileo Foundation Ecotourism and Conservation - Can it work? In the context of a study in the forests of Central Guyana, a team of scientists from the Senckenberg Research Institute in Dresden investigated this very question and by chance found a previously undiscovered species of frog that only exists in a very confined area of the so-called Iwokrama Forest. The related study was published in the scientific journal "Organisms, Diversity and Evolution". The Lost World, a famous...

Endangered Frogs Saved By Genetic Matchmaking
2013-01-08 16:47:00

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute What if Noah got it wrong? What if he paired a male and a female animal thinking they were the same species, and then discovered they were not the same and could not produce offspring? As researchers from the Smithsonian's Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project race to save frogs from a devastating disease by breeding them in captivity, a genetic test averts mating mix-ups. At the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center, project...

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2010-11-17 14:00:00

As frogs around the world continue to disappear"”many killed by a rapidly spreading disease called chytridiomycosis, which attacks the skin cells of amphibians"”one critically endangered species has received an encouraging boost. Although the La Loma tree frog, Hyloscirtus colymba, is notoriously difficult to care for in captivity, the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project is the first to successfully breed this species. "We are some of the first researchers to attempt...

2008-03-11 17:53:52

Discovery made possible through The Conservation Leadership Program Bogotá, Colombia -- After 14 years without having been seen, several young scientists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), have rediscovered the Carrikeri Harlequin Frog (Atelopus carrikeri) in a remote mountainous region in Colombia. The critically endangered Carrikeri Harelquin frog was recently rediscovered by the Project Atelopus team in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains in Colombia's...

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2008-02-04 09:45:00

A British film crew has captured footage of a rare Panamanian golden frog waving, wrestling and courting for the first time.The golden frog, known as Atelopus Zeteki, communicates with other frogs by semaphore in the form of gentle hand waves. Scientists believe the mechanism evolved as a way to allow the frogs to signal to rivals and mates above the noise of mountain streams.Hilary Jeffkins, senior producer of the BBC One series Life In Cold Blood, said the semaphoring behavior of the...


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Mountain Harlequin Frog, Atelopus Certus
2014-08-05 09:43:02

Mountain Harlequin Frog, Atelopus Certus, is a species of toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. This toad is native to the Darien region of eastern Panama, and its type locality is Cerro Sapo, providing it with its common name, Mountain Harlequin Frog. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests, and rivers. This species is threatened mostly by the advancing wave of chytridiomycosis moving through Central...

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2008-06-16 14:42:58

The Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki), is an endangered frog which was endemic to Panama. While the IUCN lists this species as "critically endangered", it may have become extinct in the wild since 2006. Individuals have been collected for breeding in captivity to try to preserve the species. The species was filmed for the very last time in the wild in 2007 by the BBC Natural History Unit for the series Life in Cold Blood by David Attenborough. The remaining few specimens were taken...

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