The La Selle grass frog was the original target of Moore’s expedition but the species, last seen in 1985, eluded scientists and remains lost—if it survives at all.
But Moore said it appears that if Haitians can protect the pockets of forest that remain, many of the species that live there have more than a fighting chance of survival because they were found in such relatively good numbers.
“It really shows that even in a small patch of suitable habitat you can have an abundance of frogs despite what’s going on around it,” he said. “That was very encouraging to me. It was pretty exhilarating and it really exceeded any of my expectations of what we would find.” Ir a la galería.