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New Species Of Rainfrog Discovered in Panama Jungle which was named after Greta Thunberg!

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By Mausam Pandya
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New Species Of Rainfrog Discovered in Panama Jungle which was named after Greta Thunberg!

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New Species Of Rainfrog Discovered in Panama Jungle which was named after Greta Thunberg!

A tiny tree frog, new to science, has been named after climate activist Greta Thunberg and her work highlighting the urgency of climate change.

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Pristimantis gretathunbergae
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Scientists found the frog on an expedition to Panama’s Mount Chucantí, home to many unique and endemic species, but which has lost more than 30% of its forest cover in the past decade, mostly to small and medium-scale cattle ranchers.

High-elevation species like the Greta Thunberg’s rainfrog (Pristimantis gretathunbergae) are vulnerable to fine-scale changes in the environment and climate change and “face a constant risk of extinction,” the study authors write.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pristimantis_gretathunbergae
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The Panamanian nonprofit Adopt a Rainforest Association created a privately patrolled nature preserve on the mountain where 56 undescribed species have been found by scientists.

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However, funding shortages made worse by COVID-19 have led to a lack of rangers to protect this unique, forested “sky island.”

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