Over the course of six months in 2010, 33 teams in 21 countries set off to search for frogs that hadn’t been seen in decades. Here amphibian expert Dr. Robin Moore, who spearheaded the project, shares some of their findings, along with his stunning photos and observations.
The seven animals featured here represent only a tiny fraction of those threatened by what scientists call the earth’s sixth mass extinction. Find out more about our work to protect the habitats of these magical—and vital—creatures.
Until recently, Ricord’s iguanas were known to exist in just three small isolated subpopulations in the Dominican Republic. But in 2007, biologist Ernst Rupp discovered an entirely new subpopulation in the Haitian town of Anse-a-Pitres.
The Pacific leatherback turtle is one of the ocean’s largest and most magnificent reptilian species. Sadly, without expanded conservation efforts, its last population stronghold could vanish in the next 20 years. It’s not the only turtle threatened with extinction, either. All seven species of sea turtles, from loggerhead to hawksbill, have an unfortunate place on …