Cane toads are on the march, but new genetic research could slow them down.
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.
Oophaga andresii is one of the newly described species of Harlequin poison frog.
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?
Panamanian golden frogs (
Atelopus zeteki) are listed as critically endangered, and may be extinct in the wild.
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.
Rose’s mountain toadlets mate in small puddles. Here is a male with a string of eggs in the water.
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.
Great created newt.
Chris Dresh/The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC)
Building work on brownfield sites is often delayed while newts are moved to ponds elsewhere.
The South American horned frog packs quite a bite.
The South American horned frogs are ambush predators and use their powerful jaws to prey on large animals.
A male boreal toad waits for opportunities to mate near a Colorado mountain lake.
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.
The Painted Reed Frog (Hyperolius marmoratus) in Kenya.
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.
A male Hypsiboas punctatus frog in daylight.
Scientists in Argentina have discovered a frog that glows in moonlight and at twilight.
Gotcha, five times faster than the blink of an eye.
Candler Hobbs/Georgia Tech
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.
Texas blind salamander.
A new project hopes to drill through the Earth’s crust for the first time. But what beasties lurk deep beneath our feet?
Frogs in the Western Cape area of South Africa are susceptible to climate change.
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.
A Madagascan bright-eyed frog (Boophis rappiodes), one of more than 400 species on the island.
The chytrid fungal disease that has ravaged amphibians worldwide has reached Madagascar. But it’s possible this could be a blessing in disguise.
Alternative treatments for a fungal infection that has been decimating amphibian populations worldwide have been identified…
It ain’t easy being green, especially when your home’s been turned into (other people’s) houses.
In its report published last week, the UK Parliament’s green watchdog, the Environmental Audit Committee, was far from convinced by the government’s proposed policy of biodiversity offsetting. The committee’s…
X-ray imaging of tiny frogs’ bodies show that their big mouths resonate best around the frequency of the male’s calls - meaning…
People capture and kill cane toads to prevent further spread of the invasive species, but in two thirds of cases they’re…