Back from the Dead

“Lost” Long-Fingered Frog rediscovered in Africa after 62 years, scientists say.

In a handy stroke of luck, scientists have rediscovered a “lost” African species: the Bururi long-fingered frog.

Last seen in 1949, the 1.3-inch-long (3.2-centimeter-long) amphibian was found during a December 2011 biodiversity survey in the small central African country of Burundi, scientists announced in March.

Creeping Redemption

A beautiful rainbow toad species, thought lost for nearly a hundred years, is found alive and well in Borneo.

Conservationists report that the Sambas Stream toad, one of their top 10 “lost” amphibian species, has been rediscovered in Malaysian Borneo 87 years after it was last sighted.

Spunky Revivification

Celebrating the return of the bald eagle

…even the most optimistic could never have predicted the resiliency of the birds and the ferocity of their comeback. In Iowa, hopeful environmentalists set a goal of 10 or 20 nests by 2010. But exponential population growth took the Department of Wildlife by surprise. Last year, federal staffers lost count at 254 nests, nearly as many as once existed in the entire continental U.S. The birds left the Endangered Species List in 2007.