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There's a crisis among the world's amphibiansâ€”about 40 percent of amphibian species have dwindled in numbers in just three decades.
Conservationists are scouring the world for frog species that are thought to be extinct, but may just be hanging on.
Scientists broadly agree that global warming may threaten the survival of many plant and animal species; but global warming did not kill the Monteverde golden toad, an often cited example of climate-triggered extinction, says a new study.
Scientists from Manchester University and Chester Zoo have ventured into Costa Rica with hopes of finding some of the worldâ€™s most endangered frogs.
The world is growing increasingly flat, with advances in transportation and technology bridging the psychological and physical gaps between points. So it is not so difficult to understand how climate change in one portion of the world could have a direct effect on the rest of us.
Exotic frogs and toads are dying out in the jungles of Latin America, apparent victims of global warming in what might be a harbinger of one of the worst waves of extinction since the dinosaurs.
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An infectious fungus aggravated by global warming has killed entire populations of frogs in Central and South America and driven some species to extinction, scientists said on Wednesday.
By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - An infectious fungus aggravated by global warming has killed entire populations of frogs in Central and South America and driven some species to extinction, scientists said on Wednesday.
The Golden Toad has already paid the ultimate price of extinction and other species are expected to follow suit as the world warms, according to a report published on Thursday.
The Golden Toad (Bufo periglenes), was a small toad that was once abundant in a small region of high-altitude cloud-covered tropical forests above the city of Monteverde, Costa Rica. It inhabited an area of only about 20 square miles in area. It is now extinct possibly due to climate change brought on by global warming. This species was also known as the Monteverde Golden Toad, Monte Verde Toad, Alajuela Toad and Orange Toad. Adults males measured just about 2 inches long. Unlike most...
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