Amphibians


'Amphibians' - 15 News Result(s)

  • Romeo, Last Known Frog Of A Kind, Found Juliet. Did It Save The Species?

    Romeo, Last Known Frog Of A Kind, Found Juliet. Did It Save The Species?

    For 10 years, the world's last known Sehuencas water frog, named Romeo, lived alone in captivity in a Bolivian museum. Repeated expeditions by biologists into the nation's cloud forests, the only place the amphibians exist, had turned up no new specimens. The once-plentiful frogs had been all but wiped out by a killer fungus, widespread habitat los...

  • Blind, Sand-Burrowing Creature Named After Donald Trump

    Blind, Sand-Burrowing Creature Named After Donald Trump

    A newly discovered worm-like amphibian that buries its head in the sand is to be officially named Dermophis donaldtrumpi, in a nod to US President Donald Trump's climate change denials.

  • Earth's Wild Animal Population Plummets 60 Per Cent In 44 Years: WWF

    Earth's Wild Animal Population Plummets 60 Per Cent In 44 Years: WWF

    "Runaway consumption" has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth's capacity to accommodate humanity's expanding appetites, the global conservation group WWF warned Tuesday. From 1970 to 2014, 60 percent of all animals with a backbone -- fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals -- were wiped out by human appe...

  • Bolivian Water Frog In Lovelorn Race Against Clock

    Bolivian Water Frog In Lovelorn Race Against Clock

    Romeo the water frog, a social media star whose desperate need to mate has not been met, is now staring down extinction as stoically as an amphibian can.

  • Romeo, World's Loneliest Frog, Is Finally Feelin' The Love

    Romeo, World's Loneliest Frog, Is Finally Feelin' The Love

    In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined. A campaign to raise $15,000 by Valentine's Day to fund a search for Romeo's Juliet before he croaks generated $25,000. Romeo is the last known frog of his kind. Global Wildlife Conservation teamed with dating website Match and the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative...

  • A Romeo Without Juliet: Search To Find Valentine For World's Loneliest Frog

    A Romeo Without Juliet: Search To Find Valentine For World's Loneliest Frog

    With Valentine's Day approaching, please spare a thought for Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog. Ten years a bachelor, the childless amphibian has had to enlist human help to mount a last-ditch search for a Juliet which, if it fails, could mean the end of his species.

  • Extinction Alert: World To Lose Two-Thirds Of Wildlife By 2020

    Extinction Alert: World To Lose Two-Thirds Of Wildlife By 2020

    Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 per cent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday.

  • The Kamasutra, Froggy Style

    The Kamasutra, Froggy Style

    The Bombay night frog, scientists revealed Tuesday, favours a mating position previously unknown among the amphibian group's 7,000 species, only the seventh catalogued in what might be called the Kamasutra for frogs.

  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe To Arrive Tomorrow; Number Of Pacts On Table

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe To Arrive Tomorrow; Number Of Pacts On Table

    A Rs 98,000-crore deal to build a bullet train network is among a number of agreements likely to be signed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's three- day visit beginning in Delhi tomorrow during which he will hold annual summit talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

  • The Indian Purple Frog Being Eaten to Extinction

    The Indian Purple Frog Being Eaten to Extinction

    The Indian Purple Frog, anendemic and endangered amphibian found exclusively in the biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats, is facing extinction threats due to the consumption of tadpoles by local tribes.

  • Global Wildlife Populations Down by Half Since 1970: World Wildlife Fund

    The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.

  • 55 New Species Found in Indo-Bhutan Manas Landscape

    55 New Species Found in Indo-Bhutan Manas Landscape

    At least 55 species of herpetofauna, comprising 20 amphibian species and 35 reptile species, have been recorded in a recent survey conducted in the Greater Indo-Bhutan Manas landscape.

  • Jaw-inspiring: Ancient fish was pivotal in evolution of face, researchers find

    Jaw-inspiring: Ancient fish was pivotal in evolution of face, researchers find

    Let's face it. It's easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish - vertebrates just like people - have a face. But it has not always been the case.

  • Environmentalists say no to seaplane service in Kerala backwaters

    Environmentalists say no to seaplane service in Kerala backwaters

    The much-fancied last-mile connectivity in Kerala has come under flak with noted environmentalists opposing the amphibian seaplane service launched amid fanfare in the state's backwaters to attract more domestic and overseas tourists.

  • Extinct frog hasn't croaked - it's a 'living fossil'

    The first amphibian to have been declared extinct by the world's conservation watchdog has been named a "living fossil" after it was rediscovered alive and well in northern Israel, researchers reported on Tuesday.

'Amphibians' - 15 News Result(s)

  • Romeo, Last Known Frog Of A Kind, Found Juliet. Did It Save The Species?

    Romeo, Last Known Frog Of A Kind, Found Juliet. Did It Save The Species?

    For 10 years, the world's last known Sehuencas water frog, named Romeo, lived alone in captivity in a Bolivian museum. Repeated expeditions by biologists into the nation's cloud forests, the only place the amphibians exist, had turned up no new specimens. The once-plentiful frogs had been all but wiped out by a killer fungus, widespread habitat los...

  • Blind, Sand-Burrowing Creature Named After Donald Trump

    Blind, Sand-Burrowing Creature Named After Donald Trump

    A newly discovered worm-like amphibian that buries its head in the sand is to be officially named Dermophis donaldtrumpi, in a nod to US President Donald Trump's climate change denials.

  • Earth's Wild Animal Population Plummets 60 Per Cent In 44 Years: WWF

    Earth's Wild Animal Population Plummets 60 Per Cent In 44 Years: WWF

    "Runaway consumption" has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth's capacity to accommodate humanity's expanding appetites, the global conservation group WWF warned Tuesday. From 1970 to 2014, 60 percent of all animals with a backbone -- fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals -- were wiped out by human appe...

  • Bolivian Water Frog In Lovelorn Race Against Clock

    Bolivian Water Frog In Lovelorn Race Against Clock

    Romeo the water frog, a social media star whose desperate need to mate has not been met, is now staring down extinction as stoically as an amphibian can.

  • Romeo, World's Loneliest Frog, Is Finally Feelin' The Love

    Romeo, World's Loneliest Frog, Is Finally Feelin' The Love

    In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined. A campaign to raise $15,000 by Valentine's Day to fund a search for Romeo's Juliet before he croaks generated $25,000. Romeo is the last known frog of his kind. Global Wildlife Conservation teamed with dating website Match and the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative...

  • A Romeo Without Juliet: Search To Find Valentine For World's Loneliest Frog

    A Romeo Without Juliet: Search To Find Valentine For World's Loneliest Frog

    With Valentine's Day approaching, please spare a thought for Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog. Ten years a bachelor, the childless amphibian has had to enlist human help to mount a last-ditch search for a Juliet which, if it fails, could mean the end of his species.

  • Extinction Alert: World To Lose Two-Thirds Of Wildlife By 2020

    Extinction Alert: World To Lose Two-Thirds Of Wildlife By 2020

    Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 per cent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday.

  • The Kamasutra, Froggy Style

    The Kamasutra, Froggy Style

    The Bombay night frog, scientists revealed Tuesday, favours a mating position previously unknown among the amphibian group's 7,000 species, only the seventh catalogued in what might be called the Kamasutra for frogs.

  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe To Arrive Tomorrow; Number Of Pacts On Table

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe To Arrive Tomorrow; Number Of Pacts On Table

    A Rs 98,000-crore deal to build a bullet train network is among a number of agreements likely to be signed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's three- day visit beginning in Delhi tomorrow during which he will hold annual summit talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

  • The Indian Purple Frog Being Eaten to Extinction

    The Indian Purple Frog Being Eaten to Extinction

    The Indian Purple Frog, anendemic and endangered amphibian found exclusively in the biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats, is facing extinction threats due to the consumption of tadpoles by local tribes.

  • Global Wildlife Populations Down by Half Since 1970: World Wildlife Fund

    The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.

  • 55 New Species Found in Indo-Bhutan Manas Landscape

    55 New Species Found in Indo-Bhutan Manas Landscape

    At least 55 species of herpetofauna, comprising 20 amphibian species and 35 reptile species, have been recorded in a recent survey conducted in the Greater Indo-Bhutan Manas landscape.

  • Jaw-inspiring: Ancient fish was pivotal in evolution of face, researchers find

    Jaw-inspiring: Ancient fish was pivotal in evolution of face, researchers find

    Let's face it. It's easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish - vertebrates just like people - have a face. But it has not always been the case.

  • Environmentalists say no to seaplane service in Kerala backwaters

    Environmentalists say no to seaplane service in Kerala backwaters

    The much-fancied last-mile connectivity in Kerala has come under flak with noted environmentalists opposing the amphibian seaplane service launched amid fanfare in the state's backwaters to attract more domestic and overseas tourists.

  • Extinct frog hasn't croaked - it's a 'living fossil'

    The first amphibian to have been declared extinct by the world's conservation watchdog has been named a "living fossil" after it was rediscovered alive and well in northern Israel, researchers reported on Tuesday.

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