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In Search of Lost Frogs The Quest to Find the World's Rarest Amphibians

Biography / Memoir
By: Robin Moore(Author)
256 pages, colour photos
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On August 9 2010, 33 teams from 21 countries were dispatched to search for the 'lost frogs' identified by Conservation International. On their list were a host of species including, in the top ten most wanted, the Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad, found only in Ecuador – which was to prove a triumphant rediscovery. Several months, a number of key rediscoveries – such as the Elegant Tropical Frog, last seen in 1937; and the Chalazodes Bubble-nest Frog, last seen in 1874 - and two new species later, the Search for Lost Frogs had generated more than 650 news articles in 20 countries, and over a billion potential viewers.

Author Robin Moore was responsible for spearheading the Search for Lost Frogs and coordinating the teams. He also co-led two expeditions to Colombia and Haiti. In Colombia in search of the Mesopotamia Beaked Toad, the steamy jungles of the Choco yielded not the desired species but a brand new one – the Mr. Burns Toad, so-called because of an uncanny resemblance to the Simpsons' character; the species was selected as one of Time magazine's top ten new species of 2010. In Haiti the team found six frogs last seen 20 years before, including the Ventriloqual Frog, named for its ability to throw its voice.

This fascinating new book tells the story of the expedition – its highs and lows, discoveries and failures and the campaign's ongoing work. Despite the campaign, one third of the world's amphibians remain threatened with extinction. Most of the species searched for were not found. But those that were provide a glimmer of hope. Understanding why these species have survived when many others have not should help us understand what makes these species different. In Search of Lost Frogs is a story of perseverance, disappointment, rediscovery, resilience, but ultimately of hope, written with passion and illustrated with the author's superb photographs.

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  • A book for every batrachologist or enthusiast
    By Xavier 30 Dec 2016 Written for Hardback
    In Search Of Lost Frogs reveals the great journey to find lost and overlooked amphibians whilst highlighting the threat of chytridiomycosis around the world.
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Biography

Robin Moore is an award winning conservation photographer whose pictures regularly appear on the pages of National Geographic among other publications. In his capacity of Director of the Amphibian Program at Conservation International and photographer with the International League of Conservation Photographers, he coordinated the search teams in the Campaign for Lost Frogs and the dissemination of findings, as well as leading two of the searches.

Biography / Memoir
By: Robin Moore(Author)
256 pages, colour photos
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