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Madagascar scientists unsure how best to guard frogs from fungus

The Chytrid fungus — blamed for declines in 200 amphibian species globally — has missed Madagascar so far. But one new study says Bd...

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...

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...

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...

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