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Limosa Harlequin Toad (Atelopus limosus) & RTPI in New Scientist

Posted on Aug 20, 2015

In the 60 years that the illustrious journal New Scientist has been around they’ve never run a photo-led feature. I’m very proud and honored that they decided to break with that tradition with a story on our work with endangered frogs in Panama. Our research on a population of the exceedingly rare Limosa Harlequin Toad (Atelopus limosus) in Cocobolo Nature Reserve in Panama will hopefully give us more information on why these frogs are seemingly doing alright while its surrounding populations are going extinct. And with some luck, that information can help direct conservation efforts to revert the global decline in amphibian populations.

Twan New Scientist

A big thanks to our wonderful partners, Clay Bolt, Alex Shepack, Michael Roy, Cocobolo Nature Reserve, Laurie Doss, Sean Graesser and the Marvelwood School for their support of this project.


Twan Leenders
RTPI President