Tag Archives: amphibians

Establishing the Honduran Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center

One of the first programmes to protect amphibian populations from extinction in the wild caused by disease is being set up in Honduras. The new rescue facility will treat infected tadpoles and froglets, raise them to adulthood, and then reintroduce the healthy adults back into their environment.

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Saltwater frogs exhibit water conservation to exploit their environment

Research carried out on crab-eating frogs in Indonesia has found that these saltwater amphibians have some skin resistance to water loss that allows them to reduce desiccation during the critical period of acclimation from land to sea.

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Amphibians in jeopardy

New research from Honduras has indicated that the spread of the catastrophic Chytrid fungus, which has already pushed countless amphibian species to the brink of extinction, may be even harder to control than previously thought.

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