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Chytrid in Madagascar

The deadly chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd)—which causes declines in amphibian populations and even extinctions of species around the globe—has now been discovered in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Conserving Amphibians

What the Amphibians are Telling Us and Why We Should Listen. We’ve all heard the news – worldwide, amphibians including frogs, toads and salamanders, are...

Inbreeding in Captive Reptile Populations

DISCLAIMER: Some of the images depicted in this article are provoking great discussion and argument, for the fact that none of them have been PROVEN...