Amphibian Crisis News

Frog plague found in India

Hyloscirtus colymba tree frog being fed after being treated for Chytridiomycosis in Panama. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. The chytrid fungus, which is responsible for the collapse of numerous amphibian…

Extinct frog rediscovered in Israel

The Hula painted frog (Discoglossus nigriventer) was last seen in 1955. Photo by Professor Heinrich Mendelssohn/Conservation International. After its marshland was drained, researchers thought the Hula painted frog (Discoglossus nigriventer)…

Saving Ghana’s vanishing frogs

One of Ghana's 78 recorded frogs: Leptopeles spiritusnoctis. Photo by: SAVE THE FROGS!. Frogs need all the help they can get. With the IUCN Red List estimating that 41 percent…

Frog pictures for Save the Frogs Day

Red-Eyed Tree Frog in Costa Rica Amphibians -- cold-blooded animals that include frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians -- are in big trouble. More than one third of the world's…

The march to extinction accelerates

A fifth of the world's vertebrate species (i.e. mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish) are threatened with extinction, according to a massive new study by the International Union for the…

Golden toad saved from brink of extinction

One hundred Kihansi Spray Toads have been flown to their native Tanzania after a close brush with extinction, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The species, which last year was…

Photos: world’s top ten ‘lost frogs’

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Conservation International (CI) have sent teams of researchers to 14 countries on five continents to search for the world's lost…