Amphibian ark envisioned

March 5, 2007 rposas

Amphibians lovers are trying to save the amphibians from extinction with the “Amphibian Ark” project. The chytrid fungus is threatening amphibians, mostly frogs. “In the past 10 years, 170 of 6,000 amphibian species have become extinct. Now, 2,000 species are threatened, the scientists said.” Because the species can not be preserved in the wild, the ark project group is asking zoos and aquariums to build facilities to house the 500 endangered species. “Bringing (frogs) into an amphibian ark is really the last option,” Kevin Buley, director of herpetology at Chester Zoo in England and chairman of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria’s amphibian ark told the Times.Image Preview Image Preview

For more information: http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/index.php?feed=Science&article=UPI-1-20070216-10322400-bc-us-amphibian.xml

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