Will trade bans stop a deadly salamander plague from invading the US?

In 2008, scientists started noticing that populations of fire salamanders were disappearing in Western Europe. A few years later, nearly all had vanished...
Megophrys fansipanensis (c) Ben Tapley_ZSL

Ain’t no mountain high enough! Two new frog species found on Vietnam’s highest mountain

Conservationists believe the frogs could already be Endangered Conservationists at international wildlife charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) are heralding the discovery of two new...

Study maps out reptiles’ ranges, completing the ‘atlas of life’

The study’s 39 authors, from 30 institutions around the world, pulled together data on the habitats of more than 10,000 species of reptiles. ...

The toughest snake on Earth lives in central Africa and eats baby rodents

The skin of the Calabar burrowing python is 15 times thicker and orders of magnitude harder to pierce than the average snake. The...
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