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Henry Doorly Zoo uses IVF to produce Dusky Gopher Frogskevinj003

Sat, 30 Oct 2010 20:50:47 +0000

Dusky Gopher Frogs are one of the most endangered frogs in the US, with possibly only around 100 animals surviving in the wild. Around 1,400 tadpoles were produced by Henry Doorly Zoo, using eggs collected from one of their female frogs, and sperm collected from males at Henry Doorly Zoo and from males at Memphis […](image)


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Amphibian Workshop at the Cali ZooRon GagliardoDSC08148

Fri, 20 Aug 2010 04:08:07 +0000

Wildlife Conservation Society has been running an amphibian workshop here in Cali this week and I was asked to help with husbandry, enclosure design and hands on sections. It’s been a great several days here in Cali with 37 students from all over this amphibian rich country! The Cali Zoo is hosting us and providing […](image)


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El boletín Amphibian Ark (Arca de Amphibios) ahora es disponible en español!kevinj003Clic aqui

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:39:03 +0000

Nos complace anunciar que, a partir de la próxima edición del boletín AArk, estaremos ofreciendo nuestro boletín de noticias tanto en inglés como en español. Si desea suscribirse a la versión en español del boletín, por favor haga clic en el botón de abajo e inscríbase al boletín de español. Estamos seguros de que nuestros […](image)


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DNA Barcoding indicates more amphibian species lost than first thought!Ron Gagliardo

Sat, 31 Jul 2010 02:37:42 +0000

Some interesting news from researchers working in Panama. Dr. Karen Lips and her team documented the association of disease and the massive decline of amphibians within a protected national park in El Cope, Panama in 2006 (Lips, K. R., Brem, F., Brenes, R., Reeve, J. D., Alford, R. A., Voyles, J., Carey, C., Livo, L., […](image)


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Salamanders use “green” energy to hatch?Ron Gagliardo

Sat, 31 Jul 2010 02:34:05 +0000

Researchers in Canada have found, for the first time ever, a photosynthetic symbionts in a vertebrate. A unicellular green alga,was found living INSIDE the cells of developing Spotted salamander embryos while still in the eggs! How these algae get inside vertebrate cells has not been determined. However, previous research showed that eggs that did not […](image)


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Some interesting news from researchers working in PanamaRon Gagliardo

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:23:49 +0000

Dr. Karen Lips and her team documented the association of disease and the massive decline of amphibians within a protected national park in El Cope, Panama in 2006 (Lips, K. R., Brem, F., Brenes, R., Reeve, J. D., Alford, R. A., Voyles, J., Carey, C., Livo, L., Pessier, A. P. & Collins, J. P. 2006. […](image)


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Check out Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust’s work on Agile Frogs!Ron GagliardoBiosecure facility for Mountain Chickens at DWCTDWCT Curator Gerardo Garcia holds mountain chicken tadpole

Sat, 24 Jul 2010 12:41:09 +0000

I recently had the great pleasure of visiting Gerardo Garcia, Jamie Topsey, Dan Lay and Charlotte Goble at Durrell. In addition to a having a fantastic facility there on the Isle of Jersey, these folks have put together really great programs in training and on-the-ground amphibian conservation. I’m going to try to post a few […](image)


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Houston Toad Trackerskevinj003Houston Zoo Toad TrackersStudents measuring Gulf Coast Toads

Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:23:12 +0000

Houston Zoo received a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife to begin a new conservation education program called Toad Trackers, and they have recently completed their first two classes. In the Toad Tracker program, teenagers are monitoring wild Gulf Coast Toads (Bufo nebulifer) within the zoo grounds. It is a series of classes in the […](image)


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Calm down! Upcoming Call for Comments on Amphibian Regulations is not a death sentence for the trade!Ron Gagliardo

Tue, 18 May 2010 13:12:17 +0000

A recent announcement of plans to publish a call for comments on how to regulate and reduce disease spread through the amphibian trade has been met with a lot of speculation and worry. We have put together a Fact Sheet on the subject that explains how this came to be, what is currently going on […](image)


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Imminent extinction of Archey’s frogskevinj003archey'sfrog (reversed)

Wed, 05 May 2010 00:06:19 +0000

Unfortunately, the New Zealand Government wants to make a quick buck by mining some of the beautiful New Zealand forests which are home to Archey's frogs (Leiopelma archeyi) and Hochstetter's frogs (Leiopelma hochstetteri). If this goes ahead then we will be able to document the extinction of two more frog species.(image)


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