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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...

Global Protections Achieved for Imperiled Reptiles

Global Protections Achieved for Imperiled Reptiles Tortoises and freshwater turtles are the most threatened of any major group of terrestrial vertebrates – more so than...

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Gains Endangered Species Act Protection

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Gains Endangered Species Act Protection Snake Threatened by Habitat Destruction in Midwest, Great Lakes States Following a landmark settlement agreement with the Center...

Louisiana Pine Snake Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection

Louisiana Pine Snake Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection Dwindling Longleaf Pine Habitat in Louisiana, Texas Threatens Rare Snake In response to a landmark settlement agreement...

Pulling the stunningly unique painted terrapin back from the brink

For much of the year, the painted terrapin’s name doesn’t make much sense. The carapace of this large Asian river turtle is usually an...