During the latter half of the 1980s, when I was just becoming acquainted with dinosaurs, “Brontosaurus” was just on its way out. A few of my books depicted the lumbering dinosaur, and a few museums still had the wrong heads on their skeletons, but the images of slow, stupid Brontosaurus were slowly being replaced by Apatosaurus. By the time the U.S. Postal Service issued a Brontosaurus postage stamp in 1989, dinosaur fans were quick to point out that the animal was called Apatosaurus and that the old name had been tossed in the taxonomic dustbin.

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As we’ve mentioned in this blog before, the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project partners are not just trying to save species of frogs in Panama, but also in their own backyards. Here is an account of one local project that partner the Houston Zoo has taken on.

In the spring of 2010, the Houston Zoo piloted a new conservation education program called Toad Trackers. In the first year of this one-of-a-kind, interactive program, the Houston Zoo ‘tracked’ 39 coastal plains toads (Bufo nebulifer) and ‘discovered’ 88 new amphibian enthusiasts.

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El CEA acaba de publicar el estudio realizado durante 2009 para conocer la evolución de los anfibios del humedal de Salburua. Los resultados se han comparado con los obtenidos en 2007 para establecer la tendencia del estado de las poblaciones de anfibios de Salburua. El pdf se puede descargar en el siguiente enlace.