If you read this blog, you know about the massive campaign by Amphibian Ark to place hundreds of amphibian species in biosecure facilities for captive breeding … before chytrid fungus, pollution, global warming, and habitat loss wipe them out. The global conservation community has declared 2008 “The Year of the Frog” to bring attention to the crisis. This article from the University of Manchester (UK) talks about scientists trying to figure out what an individual species should be fed once contained. In this case, it’s the leaf frog Cruziohyla calcarifer which lives in the rainforest canopy of Costa Rica.
October 26, 2007
What to feed them once they board Amphibian Ark?Posted by pleasecroak under Amphibian, Amphibian Ark, Chytrid fungus, Conservation, Environment, extinct wildlife, News, Wildlife, Zoo | Tags: Amphibian Ark, amphibian extinction, amphibians, biodiversity, captive breeding, Conservation, Wildlife, Year of the Frog |
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