maandag 30 januari 2012

Amphibian Lab is Coming

 
January 29, 2012
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The Smithsonian Tropical Institute will open a new Summit Park Amphibian Rescue Center in Panama.
The laboratory’s mission is to prevent the extinction of a number of species including the endangered golden frog, Panama’s national animal. Since 1980 more than 120 species of amphibians have gone extinct, under assault from the rapidly spreading chytridiomycosis fungal infection.
The project has already begun inside temporary refrigerated amphibian rescue containers that will house rescued species from Eastern Panama.


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