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'Leopard-print' frog protected by passionate conservationists

Words by Abi Scaife

The Santa Fe frog is a little-known species, but more information has been discovered thanks to the work of some incredibly dedicated scientists.

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The all-female team braved blistering conditions with temperatures of 50C to save the vulnerable species, whose habitat is under threat.

They were supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) - an initiative run by Fauna & Flora, BirdLife International and the Wildlife Conservation Society

What did they learn?

They learned much more about where and how the frog reproduces, how their tadpoles develop, and the best environment for all this to occur. 

With the wealth of information learned by this incredible team of scientists, led by Isis Ibañez, the team are in a much better place to help this frog to reproduce and hopefully prevent its numbers from falling any more.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Four Paws UK. This charity is an animal welfare organisation, working globally to help animals in need. Learn more here.

Born Free. This is a wildlife conservation charity that’s passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Find out more here.

The Orangutan Project. This is a project run by two non-profits with one mission: to ensure the survival of all orangutan species in their natural habitat and promote the welfare of all orangutans. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Life on Land.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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