We are proud to have contributed towards efforts to save an entire species – the Quito Rocket Frog – by adopting some tadpoles! We adopted Villico, Ultio, Timbul, Pimbalo, Jimbirico and Guilli. This critically endangered species is threatened by the potentially imminent eruption of Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador. The fundraising campaign was launched by our partners, … More Update on ASA campaign to save the Quito Rocket Frog
I killed a frog when I was twelve years old – I stepped on it accidentally while walking through the yard. I hadn’t killed it outright, but I had eviscerated it and there was nothing I could do to save it. I tried to walk away and put the animal out of my mind, but … More Animal Rights Gone Wrong?
Last year I was lucky enough to spend several months volunteering with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF), where I worked on conservation projects with two endangered passerines; the Mauritus Olive white-eye, and Mauritius Fody. Whilst there I got the chance to work on other conservation projects, including the reptile recovery programme. Mauritius was once home … More Field Herp Diaries: Volunteering on Mauritius
The H.S.I feature in the latest (June 2014) issue of FrogLog, the newsletter of the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group. The article details our work on North Bull Island, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in collaboration with Dublin City Council. The article is open access and can be downloaded here http://www.amphibians.org/froglog/fl111