Link to Global Warming in Frogs’ Disappearance Is Challenged

In the scientific equivalent of the board game Clue, teams of biologists have been sifting spotty evidence and pointing to various culprits in the widespread vanishing of harlequin frogs.

Photographs by Dante Fenolio & Ignacio de la Riva

Photographs by Dante Fenolio & Ignacio de la Riva

The amphibians, of the genus Atelopus — actually toads despite their common name — once hopped in great numbers along stream banks on misty slopes from the Andes to Costa Rica. After 20 years of die-offs, they are listed as critically endangered by conservation groups and are mainly seen in zoos.

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