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The FrogLog team and all of the contributing authors are excited to bring you this latest edition of FrogLog. As always, it highlights recent amphibian research developments, as well as incredible conservation success stories from around the world, all in one place. It is indeed becoming the magazine we have always been working towards: a publication that is both exciting and accessible to not just the scientific community, but also amphibian enthusiasts from all walks (hops?) of life. As you flip through these pages, you will read about the recent establishment of the first private nature reserve in Haiti, with the final acquisition of more than 1,200 acres on Grand Bois Mountain. This news is particularly exciting for amphibians because this area is home to many species threatened with extinction, including the Critically Endangered Spiny Green Frog (Eleutherodactylus nortoni). You will also take a step back in time to see how a quick stop in the market of Puquio, a town in the province of Lucanas on the Pacific slope of the Peruvian Andes, led to the rediscovery of the Allipacca Water Frog (Telmatobius intermedius). You will go even further back in time to trace the steps towards conserving the missing, forgotten and rediscovered Argentinean Marsupial Frogs (this sounds like a great Indiana Jones storyline, doesn’t it?). Did you know that a simple family activity can have an impact on amphibian conservation and can create a ripple effect across generations? It is an activity that can also make your family more environmentally active and aware, all while having fun together as a family! When you find yourself wondering “What can we do today?” the answer may be as simple as painting a rock. You will join scientists as they move into the realm of molecular analysis to discover where the different Midwife Toad populations in the UK originated. It had long been assumed that all British Midwife Toad populations have a French origin, but a preliminary analysis suggests otherwise. Intrigued? Read on! I hope you enjoy this edition, and please do drop me a line if you have an update or story that you would like to share with our readers
TABLE OF CONTENTS
NEWS FROM THE AMPHIBIAN COMMUNITY
4- Haiti’s First-Ever Private Nature Reserve Will Safeguard Treasure Trove of Imperiled Species
6- The Family Pond: A Creative Approach to Amphibian Conservation Awareness
7- Citizen Conservation: Reinforcing the One Plan Approach
8- Jewels Of The Neotropics: A Documentary to Save Poison Frogs
10- #10YearsChallenge: A Decade Working Towards Conservation of the Argentinean Marsupial Frogs
12- The Rediscovery of the Allipacca Water Frog (Telmatobius intermedius) in the Western Andes of Peru
15- Unexpected Sources of Food for Amphibians Living Near Humans 18 Conservation Strategies and Participatory Monitoring of Threatened Amphibians on Peace Implementation Territories in Southwestern Colombia
23- One or Multiple Origins of Midwife Toads in the UK?
24- 9th CBH: Brazilian Congress of Herpetology Campinas, Sao Paulo
25- ‘Save All Frogs’ Initiative Launched
26- Best Practices of Amphibian Conservation in the Roman Countryside
29- Comments on the Collection Of Buccal Swabs From Amphibians