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Date:10/25/2007

periods of time, so this study will also examine the effect that ultraviolet rays have on the fitness and viability of captive-bred frogs.

Nearly a third of the worlds 6,000 amphibian species are threatened with extinction and more than 120 species have already vanished from the planet.

Across the globe, conservation organisations and professionals are mobilising efforts to help save as many of these species as possible.

As part of the response, a new organisation known as the Amphibian Ark (AArk) has been set up to help other conservation organisations assist in the effort.

Kevin Buley, Head of Zoo Programmes at Chester, said: This study will help benefit the conservation breeding of amphibians in European zoos and aquariums.

As such, it will also help to save many critically endangered species from extinction as part of the global amphibian ark initiative.


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Contact: Aeron Haworth
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44-161-275-8383
University of Manchester
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