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Climate change is expected to significantly affect global terrestrial biodiversity, with 57% of plant and 34% of animal species predicted to lose at least half their climatic ranges by the 2080’s1.

Mareeba Express

17 April 2013

Environmental scientists from James Cook University (JCU) believe they have discovered a new species of native frog on the southern Tableland.

Dr Conrad Hoskin a lecturer at JCU's Townsville campus, along with his team, believe that a population pocket of the Whirring Tree Frog (litoria revelata), pictured right, could be a unique species. Read more


Courier Mail

10 August 2012

A SCIENTIFIC expedition will head into rugged north Queensland rainforests next month on a last-ditch mission to find frogs not seen for decades.

The frogs are thought to be extinct but there is some conjecture they may have survived in remote pockets. Read more


The Brisbane Institute

12 July 2012

How much frog and reptile diversity is out there? How does this diversity form? How do we discover and describe this diversity? How can we conserve Queensland’s diversity?


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