People sometimes release pets into the wild, resulting in biological invasions.
The island of New Guinea is home to 6% of the world’s frogs, but if the deadly chytrid fungus invades it could cause a mass extinction.
Chytrid fungus has caused declines in 501 amphibian species, according to a new analysis. Most of the damage happened in the 1980s, before the fungus itself was even discovered.
A look at new research published in 2018 on fossa, deepsea corals and tropical frogs developing resistance to a deadly fungus.
New genetic knowledge about cane toads could give us the knowledge we need to throw some more roadblocks in front of this persistent invader as it marches across Australia.
With their jewel-like colours, Colombia's poison frogs are coveted by collectors. Does naming their species help protect them or make them a target for trophy hunters?
Chytrid fungus has caused a global "amphibian apocalypse," killing frogs worldwide. Now some appear to be evolving resistance – but a closely related fungus threatens newts and salamanders.
The Rose's mountain toadlet adapts its breeding habits according to the weather.
Pets give us a lot of joy ... and sometimes a few diseases.
Building work on brownfield sites is often delayed while newts are moved to ponds elsewhere.
The South American horned frogs are ambush predators and use their powerful jaws to prey on large animals.
Frogs and toads are declining around the world, with many species on the brink of extinction. Acting in time means trying strategies without complete information about how likely they are to work.
A recent study shows how the number of vulnerable and endangered amphibians is nearly double that of birds or mammals. Strategies need to be put in place, and fast.
Scientists in Argentina have discovered a frog that glows in moonlight and at twilight.
How do a frog's tongue and saliva work together to be sticky enough to lift 1.4 times the animal's body weight? Painstaking lab work found their spit switches between two distinct phases to nab prey.
A set of fossils that lay forgotten in a museum are revealing new secrets about Britain's prehistoric wildlife.
A nasty fungus killed 85% of Dominica's mountain chicken frogs in just 18 months – but the species lives on.
A new project hopes to drill through the Earth's crust for the first time. But what beasties lurk deep beneath our feet?
Climate change may threaten the survival of the Cape frog. The solution could lie in creating corridors for them to move to new habitats and more suitable climate spaces.
The chytrid fungal disease that has ravaged amphibians worldwide has reached Madagascar. But it's possible this could be a blessing in disguise.