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Chris Smith – “Any day with a rattlesnake is a good...

Chris Smith Project Administrator at HerpMapper.org explains how his fascination in "Creepy Crawlies" led him to a path on environmental science and wildlife biology. Tell me about how...

“The one attribute I look for is enthusiasm” says James Borrell

James Borrell kindly took time out of his busy schedule and let The Learned Lizard pick his brains. We are confident you will find the...

Twenty-five frogs added to the amphibian fauna of Mount Oku, Cameroon

While amphibians all over the world are undergoing a continuous decline, their status in certain regions, such as Central Africa, remains unknown due to...

New species of poison frog discovered in Amazonian slopes of Andes...

Scientists have discovered a new species of poison frog on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in southeastern Peru. The species was found in just...

These 3 new miniature salamanders are already headed for extinction

Smaller than a matchstick, the three newly discovered salamanders could become extinct within the next 50 years, researchers say. From the remote mountains of Oaxaca...

Disentangling the myth of the singing bushmaster viper with the help...

Reaching over 3.5 m in length, the bushmaster (belonging in the Lachesis genus) is the largest viper in the western hemisphere. Legend spread among...

Kate Donlon; Professional Salamander Noodler.

Tell me about how you first got interested in conservation? I grew up in northern Vermont, just a few miles from the Canadian border....

Chris Pellecchia, Special Projects International Reptile Conservation Foundation, Inc.

The Learned Lizard caught up with Chris Pellecchia who highlighted some of his best and worst moments in the field. Tell me about how you...

The Learned Lizard gets up close and personal with Dan Nicholson

  Tell me about how you first got interested in conservation? It was sort of by accident actually, I think. I don’t actually remember consciously...

Global Protections Achieved for Imperiled Reptiles

(Johannesburg, South Africa) -Tortoises and freshwater turtles are the most threatened of any major group of terrestrial vertebrates – more so than mammals, birds...

New Discoveries: Heroic Herps

by Molly Michelson Heroic Mexican Mini Salamanders Thorius are teeny-tiny salamanders found in Mexico. First discovered 150 years ago, scientists thought there was only one species....

Basildon Council wins praise for taking action on illegal animal trading...

The Animal Protection Agency (APA) has praised Basildon Borough Council for taking a proactive stance on illegal animal trading and has issued an urgent...