How the chameleon climbed to the top of the tree

The chameleon's exceptional tree-climbing ability is dependent on vital ball-and-socket joints in its wrists and ankles, according to research published in the open access...

Endangered Mississippi Frogs Receives Recovery Plan

Plan Calls for Restoring Frog Across Its Range, Including St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and Mississippi GULFPORT, Miss.— According to a settlement agreement with the Center...

Eight Imperiled Amphibians, Reptiles in California and Arizona Move Closer...

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that five amphibians and...

Unique frog helps amphibian conservation efforts

A tropical frog – the only one of its kind in the world – is providing conservationists with exclusive insights into the genetic make-up...

Lazarus toads: what can they tell us about amphibian conservation?

Surviving Atelopus limosus at Cocobolo Nature Reserve. Photo by Clay Bolt|www.claybolt.com SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA– CREA, a Marin based conservation non-profit and Amphibian Survival Alliance partner became the...

Here be dragons – New Komodo dragon arrives at ZSL London...

Razor-edged teeth, long sharp claws, scaly skin and a huge muscular tail make ZSL London Zoo’s newest arrival an enthralling sight to behold. Ganas,...

Imperiled Madagascan amphibians find shelter in new protected area

After a five-year effort, some of Madagascar’s rarest amphibian and reptile species have received protection within the newly created Ankaratra Massif Reserve. The Madagascan...

L.A. Zoo Welcomes Two Litters of Rare Armenian Vipers

In July 2015 The Los Angeles Zoo was pleased to welcome two litters of Armenian vipers to the collection at the Living Amphibians, Reptiles,...

Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park Discovers New Frog Species

WCS reports that the groundbreaking Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi, has discovered a new species of big-headed or robber frog (Oreobates sp. nov.) from...

Critically Endangered Spider Tortoise Hatches at the Smithsonians National Zoo

Tomorrow is World Turtle day. The Smithsonian's National Zoo is celebrating a conservation milestone; for the first time, a rare spider tortoise has hatched...

Good news: Stunning ‘extinct’ toad rises again in Ecuador

The Azuay Stubfoot-Toad hadn't been seen since 2002 and was presumed by some researchers to be extinct in the wild due to chytrid, a...

State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts Receive $37.2 Million Boost Through Service...

Funding to 20 states will help collaborative efforts to conserve America’s most imperiled species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is awarding $37.2 million...