Introducing: the frog. These tail-less amphibians are wonderfully diverse, but sadly many species find themselves in an increasingly inhospitable world. All of the frogs featured here are listed as “Critically Endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. We hope that learning about these creatures will inspire readers to act to conserve their precious habitats.
First on our list is the Lemur Leaf Frog (Agalychnis lemur). This species is primarily found in Costa Rica and Panama. Like many endangered frogs, the decline of this species is likely due to an infectious fungal disease called chytridiomycosis. The fungus has infected amphibians in many parts of the globe, including North and South America, the Caribbean and Australia.