On the Web - They’re charismatic and cute, but the tree frogs that live in Cusuco National Park in Honduras are being decimated by chytrid fungus. The fungus has spread worldwide, causing...
HRACC: Can We Save the Frog Prince?
by Editor in Chief
YouTube - Amphibian chytrid fungus is a pathogen spreading around the world causing global amphibian declines and extinctions. Many species of frogs now face an uncertain future unless we act quickly to help them battle this disease. The frog rescue team of the Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center (HARCC) is now racing to ensure the survival of three critically endangered species found in Cusuco National Park, a global biodiversity hotspot in northwestern Honduras. In 2007, they discovered chytrid in this rainforest and designed an ambitious frog rescue project to tackle this global conservation challenge. After years of preparation, watch as their journey begins!