As a new virus cuts a swathe through their numbers, Gillian Orr discovers that we are only starting to unlock the secrets of these alluring amphibians
Common frog populations around the UK have declined by more than four-fifths because of a virus which causes their internal organs to haemorrhage.
One of the world's tiniest frogs — barely larger than a pea — has been found living in and around carnivorous plants on Borneo island, one of the scientists who made the accidental discovery said today.
As the Million Ponds Project gains plaudits from the Environment Agency after just 18 months, Gillian Orr dips a toe into the nature sanctuary at the bottom of the garden
Hated amphibians will be turned into fertiliser for the farmers they have plagued
Today's tour of the aeons before the appearance of the human species on Earth begins with a rare and most important piece of evolutionary evidence provided by the fossils of a creature called Tiktaalik which were discovered on Ellesmere Island, Canada, in 2004.
More than half of all amphibian species in Europe could become extinct by 2050 because of a combination of habitat loss, infectious diseases and the effects of climate change, scientists have found.
New studies pin blame for decline on farm pesticides