“The Last Golden Frog” by TBS Storyline presents a gripping tale of the efforts to save declining amphibians in Panama that describes the beginnings of the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center (EVACC) and the conservation efforts undertaken by Zoo Atlanta. While slightly outdated, this short documentary is still well worth watching for those interested in the history of Panama’s amphibian conservation efforts. It comes in two parts on Youtube. While the video quality was not the best, there are some really spectacular images of some of the more interesting Panamanian resident frogs like the marsupial frog (Gastrotheca cornuta) and the lemur leaf frog (Agalychnis lemur), as well as footage of one of the last Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zezteki). Click on the links below to watch each part:
Also, in other news, Save the Frogs Day 2013 is coming up this Saturday, April 27. Anyone interested in participating in some amphibian outreach here in Blacksburg, VA should contact me ASAP since we are putting on an event at the nature center. Wherever you are, though, there is always ample opportunity for some frog themed fun on Save the Frogs Day!