Madagascar’s amphibians are sitting in hot water

Amphibians of Madagascar have long been threatened by habitat destruction and overexploitation for the pet trade, but a recent report of widespread amphibian chytrid...

Protected wetlands: A 10th Ramsar site for Madagascar

90 kilometres down a rough, single-track, red-soiled road from Morondava, on the Western edge of Madagascar, you will find a unique environment. A wetland...

Cupid’s syringe: A love potion for troubled amphibians

Many of the world's amphibian species are in trouble. Conservationists are attempting to breed some of them as a way to replenish wild populations, but...

Biologist finds “we are on pace to create a mass extinction”...

John Alroy, a professor of biology at Australia’s Macquarie University, says "a runaway train of extinction is now likely to produce what would be...

Black Pine Snakes Protected Under Endangered Species Act

Declines Driven by Destruction of Southeast's Longleaf Pine Ecosystem JACKSON, Miss.— In accordance with an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity that speeds protection...

Study: Hundreds of Frog Species Could Disappear by End of Century

About 200 Species of Frogs Lost Just Since 1970s OAKLAND, Calif.— A new study finds that 200 frog species around the world have gone extinct...

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Proposed for Protection Under Endangered Species Act

Habitat Destruction in Midwest, Great Lakes States Driving Snake's Decline MINNEAPOLIS— In accordance with an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity that speeds up...

Lizard hatching snapped by zookeepers

Mountain horned dragons hatch at Chester Zoo for first time. Keepers at Chester Zoo are ‘egg-static’ after hatching seven unusual lizards for the very first...

Climate change lethal to baby lizards: Nests become heat traps

The expected impact of climate change on North American lizards is much worse than first thought. A team of biologists led by Arizona State...

New Lizard Named After Sir David Attenborough

A research team led by Dr Martin Whiting from the Department of Biological Sciences recently discovered a beautifully coloured new species of flat lizard,...

Salamanders lost, salamanders found, salamanders saved

Consortium of international groups prevents imminent clearing of critical amphibian habitat in Guatemala Two rare salamander species lost to science for nearly 40 years have...

Can blind toads teach us something new about invasive species?

Amphibians are currently experiencing a dramatic man-made extinction crises, with a higher percentage of endangered species than any other vertebrate groups including mammals, fish...