14 March 2010

Colombian Giant Glass Frog Critically Endangered

Colombia is the most frog diverse country in the World. Originally believed not to have as many endangered amphibians as the neighboring Andean countries of Ecuador and Venezuela, recent studies have demonstrated that, as in these other countries, an important part of its amphibian fauna is at some kind of risk.  An example of a Colombian anuran amphibian in peril is a giant species of glass frog, Centrolene ballux (common name: Burrowes’ Giant Glass Frog), which is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

To learn on the causes of its decline, as well as to know on the conservation status of many other endangered species, visit the official IUCN website or click on the "Species of the Day" gadget at the rigth column of this blog, below the visitor´s statistics. 

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