“Monteverde is an ark — and it’s in trouble.” Yesterday on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, there was a 6-minute story explaining how “climate change is shuffling the deck” in Monteverde’s rich biodiversity, starting with the disappearance of the golden toad 19 years ago.  Excerpt:

When nature guide Javier Perez began giving tours of the Cloud Forest preserve three years ago, they would normally spot 40 frogs on their loop walk.

‘Today, only three years later, in a two-hour walk (we see) only two or three frogs…’ (quote from Perez).