Amphibians

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Bison, beavers and bog moss: eight new species to look out for in the UK in 2022
As rewilding projects restore habitats and ecosystems, we list the plants and animals staging a comeback across Britain

Phoebe Weston

31, Dec, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuador
Campaigners say if copper mine gets go-ahead in cloud forest, the longnose harlequin, once thought to be extinct, will be threatened again

Graeme Green

23, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Dancing, starry dwarf and narrow-mouthed: new species make India a frog paradise
Dozens of discoveries in recent years have shown the country to be a treasure trove of amphibians

Kalpana Sunder in Chennai

21, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Young country diary: this newt is magic in the palm of my hand
Aberdovey, Gwynedd: The mysterious log looked like it was hiding something interesting – and it was

04, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Tadpoles growing in captivity provide hope for Victoria’s threatened giant burrowing frog
Fifteen tadpoles of ‘mysterious’ amphibian have grown legs, a critical milestone in the conservation program

Royce Kurmelovs

11, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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New biodiversity algorithm ‘will blight range of natural habitats in England’
Natural England biodiversity metric will let valuable wildlife habitat be logged as ‘degraded’ land and penalise rewilding, warn ecologists

Phoebe Weston

21, Jul, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Scientists name frog found in Ecuadorian Andes after Led Zeppelin
Pristimantis ledzeppelin is discovered in Cordillera del Cóndor, which straddles Ecuador and Peru

Sam Jones

17, Jun, 2021 @11:05 AM

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‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers
eBioAtlas programme aims to identify fish, birds, amphibians and land animals in freshwater systems from the Ganges to the Mekong

Patrick Greenfield

16, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Disease causing mass deaths of frogs reaches Britain
Scientists concerned as severe perkinsea infection found in European tree frog tadpoles kept in an aquarium in Surrey

Phoebe Weston

15, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Country diary: for one week only, the reservoir is an orgy of frogs and toads
Buxton, Derbyshire: The ponds are alive with the sound of amphibian breeding songs

Mark Cocker

06, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Elusive giant burrowing frog in world-first captive breeding program at Melbourne zoo
Researchers have collected tadpoles of one of Victoria’s rarest amphibians after being hampered by years of drought

Natasha May

31, Mar, 2021 @5:34 AM

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Smooth newts to turn gardens into mating hotspots after dark
Courtship season has begun in Britain as males turn on the charm with their bendy vibrating tails

Paul Brown

24, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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