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New golden frog discovered in remote region of Colombia
Date:8/28/2007

Bogot, Colombia, August 28, 2007 A new poisonous frog was recently discovered in a remote mountainous region in Colombia by a team of young scientists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). The new frog, which is almost two centimetres in length, was given the name the ?golden frog of Supat.

Originally, the young scientists thought the frog was similar to several other common species in the area. However, after scientific analysis of the frog?s characteristics, and review of their findings by experts at Conservation International, it was determined that the golden frog of Supat is unique and only found within a 20 hectare area in Colombias Cundinamarca region. Colombia is one of the world?s richest countries in amphibian diversity, with more than 583 species.

Unfortunately, since this frog is a recent discovery, and endemic to only the Cunidnamarca region, little is known about it. So far, scientists say that the golden frog of Supat belongs to a group of dart fogs? that are known to be highly venomous. In the coming months, the young scientists hope to have more information about the frog.

The importance of this project is not just the discovery of the new frog, said Oswaldo Cortes, team leader and one of the winners of the 2007 Conservation Leadership Programme awards. But, most importantly, what this new discovery shows is how little we still know about our planet, and the many species that havent yet been discovered. This is why it is so important to work with local communities and educate them about the need for conservation.


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Contact: Julian Teixeira
julian.teixeira@zenogroup.com
202-965-7808
Conservation International
Source:Eurekalert

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