Amazing Amphibians [an error occurred while processing this directive] <body bgcolor="silver"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" background="/images/amazing/gradient_blue.jpg" width=650px> <tr> <td><a href="/amazing_amphibians/amazing.html"> <img src="/images/amazing/amazing_logo.jpg" align="left" height=100px></a> <a href="/amazing_amphibians/amazing.html"> <img src="/images/amazing/mapfig_americas200_xbgl.png" align="right" height=100px></a></td> </tr> </table> <table border="1" bordercolor="#000099" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width=650px> <tr> <td align=center> <img src="/images/amazing/main_Eleutherodactylus_nortoni.jpg"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <img src="/images/amazing/amazing_logo.jpg" align="left" height="150"> The <b>Spiny Giant Frog, <i>Eleutherodactylus nortoni</i></b>, is listed as <span style="color:red;">"Critically Endangered"</span> on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species <sup>TM</sup>. It is found in the montane forests of south-western Haiti and the Dominican Republic.<p> The primary threat to this frog throughout its range is habitat destruction from extraction of wood for charcoal production and agriculture, which is ongoing even in the protected areas of the Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti and Massif de la Selle. Similarly, deforestation is taking place at the only known locality of the Spiny Giant Frog in the Dominican Republic as a result of mining, charcoaling and agriculture. <p> Although the Spiny Giant Frog occurs in two Haitian national parks, Macaya and Morne La Visite, there is no management of these areas for conservation and the habitat continues to be destroyed. This species is also known from the Dominican national park Sierra de Bahoruco, which is better managed than those in Haiti; however, degradation of the habitat within this park's limits also continues. Strengthening the management of these protected areas is essential for the survival of this frog, as is maintenance of the remaining habitat. <p> The <a href="">Amphibian Specialist Group</a> is currently working with Société Audubon Haiti and Panos Caribbean to raise awareness, assess the conservation status of amphibians and help protect critical amphibian habitats in Haiti. To support this work, please visit the ASG support page. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <iframe style="border: none;" src="" height="300" width="610" scrolling="no"></iframe> <br> <h3><em>How can you help?</em></h3> <li>Add your own observations on <a href=>iNaturalist</a>. <li>Learn more about this species on <a href=> AmphibiaWeb</a>.<p> If your organization would like to be involved with the Amazing Amphibians program, contact us at <a href=" Amphibians"></a> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width=700px> <tr> <td> Amazing Amphibians is an initiative born out of a joint desire to share the incredible diversity of amphibians with the world. Biodiversity is the backbone of all life on earth and through this initiative we hope to celebrate some of the amazing amphibians around us, promote the fantastic work taking place to protect them and highlight the areas we still need to work on.<p> Each Monday a new Amazing Amphibian will be posted online for you to share on your website, social media network and through email. We hope that you will enjoy this initiative and help spread the word about just how Amazing Amphibians really are.<p> Amazing Amphibians is a collaborative effort between AmphibiaWeb, the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group, iNaturalist,, ARKive, Amphibian Survival Alliance and all those that care about amphibians.<p> Amazing Amphibians was inspired by the widely popular IUCN Red List “Amazing Species” which is a project run in partnership with the IUCN Species Programme and the Species Survival Commission (SSC), with the support of ARKive.<p> The Amazing Amphibian Partners:<p> <img src="/images/aw_logo.jpg" height="60" style="padding:4px;"> <img src="/images/asglogo_200w.jpg" height="40" style="padding:5px;"><img src="/images/iucn_ssc_logo.gif" height="40" style="padding:5px;"><img src="/images/inat-logo-5.png" height="35" style="padding:5px;"><img src="/images/homepage_images/40h-GAB_logo.png" style="padding:5px;"><img src="/images/ASA_logo.gif" height="40" style="padding:5px;"> <img src="/images/TstickytongueP_logo.gif" height="40" style="padding:5px;"><img src="/images/Arkive_logo.gif" height="40" style="padding:5px;"><img src="/images/AArk_logo_full.jpg" height="40" style="padding:5px;"> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class=leftsidebottom> </td> <td class=footer> <hr> <script> var monthNames = [ "Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec" ]; var date = new Date(); var day = date.getDate(); var monthIndex = date.getMonth(); var year = date.getFullYear(); console.log(day, monthNames[monthIndex], year); document.write('Citation: '); document.write('AmphibiaWeb. 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