More people eat frog legs than you think – and humans are harvesting frogs at unsustainable rates

Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.

Kerim Çiçek, Associate Professor of Zoology, Ege University • conversation
June 12, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: food extinction frogs regulation endangered-species amphibians hunting turkey

New global extinction target proposed

With species fast disappearing, the world needs a single target for fighting extinction, say experts.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 12, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity nature extinction wildlife-conservation amphibians

Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation'

A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: biodiversity birds nature animals endangered-species amphibians

Some blobby frog heads hide amazing spiny skulls

Beneath their slick skin, some frog skulls sport spines, spikes, and other skeletal secrets called hyperossification.

Natalie van Hoose-Florida • futurity
March 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: evolution skeletons frogs bones amphibians featured science-and-technology skulls

Vanishing snakes highlight the biodiversity crisis

After frogs in protected area of Panama died off en masse, the snakes that ate them began to disappear, too. It shows the extent of our "biodiversity crisis."

Layne Cameron-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity extinction snakes amphibians earth-and-environment predators


Team finds deadly fungus in Amazon frogs for the first time

Scientists thought lowland frogs living in the Peruvian Amazon were safe from the deadly chytrid fungus. A new study shows that's not the case.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: frogs fungus infections amphibians featured science-and-technology

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: genetics conservation fossils animals endangered-species amphibians zoological-society-of-london

'Friendly' bacteria could help save frogs from disease

A discovery by UK scientists could help save species such as the European common frog from extinction

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 22, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: bacteria university-of-exeter amphibians zoological-society-of-london exeter

Climate change: How frogs could vanish from ponds

Climate change is having an impact on British wildlife, say scientists mapping a deadly frog disease.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
May 10, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change animals wildlife amphibians

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