Long thought extinct, Hula painted frog found once again in Israeli nature reserve

18.11.2011                      21.Cheschwan. 5772

Umwelt:

Long thought extinct, Hula painted frog found once again in Israeli nature reserve

Rare find is akin to the Dead Sea Scrolls of nature conservation.

Nature and Parks Authority warden Yoram Malka set out Tuesday for a routine patrol to monitor the birds in the Hula Nature Reserve, but he was also keeping his sharp eyes peeled for a specific type of frog.
Malka had previously promised the scientists researching the reserve that he would once again locate the Hula painted frog, a species of frog that was unique to Israel and was thought to have become extinct more than 50 years ago. This week he kept his promise….