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Reward Offered For Info Leading To Killers Of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Activist

Reward Offered For Info Leading To Killers Of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Activist

Jairo Mora Sandoval, who worked to protect the leatherback sea turtle was murdered last week in Costa Rica. [...]

Turtles Losing Habitats To Climate Change

Warming climate has adverse effect on native American turtles. [...]

Los Angeles Zoo Uses Bird Test To Sex Komodo Dragon Embryos

DNA test to determine gender of bird embryos works on Komodo dragons. [...]

Chytrid Fungus Does Not Do Well In Salty Bodies Of Water

Higher salt content bodies of water doesn't bodfe well for the chytrid fungus. [...]
Injured Amphibian And Mammal-like Reptile Entombed Together More Than 250 Million Years Ago

Injured Amphibian And Mammal-like Reptile Entombed Together More Than 250 Million Years Ago

Synchrotron imaging showed the amphibian Broomistega co-habitating with the mammal forerunner Thrinaxodon [...]

Two Australian Lizards And A Frog Discovered In Cape Melville Lost World

Three new herps were recently discovered in northern Australia, including a small frog that lives in large rock formations. The three new species, [...]

Krokosua Squeaker Frog Rediscovered In Ghana

Scientists with the non-profit SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana have rediscovered the Krokosua Squeaker Frog (Arthroleptis krokosua) after four years of searchin [...]
Frogs Die Quickly When Exposed To Pesticides

Frogs Die Quickly When Exposed To Pesticides

Study shows frog mortality rates ranging from 100 percent after just one hour to 40 percent over 7 days. [...]

Detroit Zoo's Search For A New Mayor Of Amphibiville Is On

Those interested in the position of mayor of Amphibiville must submit an essay detailing why he or she should be mayor. [...]

12-Year-Old’s Proposal To Designate Idaho Giant Salamander The State Amphibian To Get Full Hearing

Sixth grader Ilah Hickman has been working on proposal to list Dicamptodon aterrimus as state amphibian for the last two years. [...]
11-Year-Old Frog Advocate Named A Winner Of The Gloria Barron Prize For Young Heroes

11-Year-Old Frog Advocate Named A Winner Of The Gloria Barron Prize For Young Heroes

Florida girl conducts presentations on frogs and their importance to the environment. [...]

Amphibian Populations In The United States Declining At Fast Rates

USGS study shows decline in amphibians on IUCN Red-List at 11.6 percent annually since 2002. [...]
Name The Adventure Aquarium's Baby Loggerhead Turtle And Win!

Name The Adventure Aquarium's Baby Loggerhead Turtle And Win!

Enter New Jersey's Adventure Aquarium contest to name its newest turtle. [...]
ReptileFest Returns to Chicago April 12-13

ReptileFest Returns to Chicago April 12-13

Event is "The Nation's Largest Educational Reptile and Amphibian Show. [...]
Crocodile Hunter's Cameraman Reveals Steve Irwin's Last Moments

Crocodile Hunter's Cameraman Reveals Steve Irwin's Last Moments

Justin Lyons, Steve Irwin's cameraman details the last moments of the Crocodile Hunter's life. [...]
UV Lamp Measurement For Reptiles

UV Lamp Measurement For Reptiles

Bonus content from the April 2011 REPTILES magazine article "Rethinking Reptile Lighting" by Shane Bagnall. [...]
Remembering Kevin Wright, DVM (1963-2013)

Remembering Kevin Wright, DVM (1963-2013)

Wright wrote more than 300 articles on exotic animal care and husbandry during a 25 year span as a veterinarian. [...]

250 Groups Urge EPA To Ban Atrazine Pesticide

Pesticide is found in 75 percent of stream water and 40 percent of all groundwater tested in a study. [...]
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