Red-Eyed Tree Frog: Rainforest Ambassador

From The Nature Conservancy.

Red-Eyed Tree Frog interactive photo slideshow.

With amphibians facing population crashes around the world, the red-eyed tree frog has become a poster species for rainforest conservation.

Every second, a slice of rainforest the size of a football field is destroyed. More than 31 million football fields of rainforest are sacrificed to unsustainable agriculture, ranching and mining every year.

One redoubt is Corcovado National Park on Osa Peninsula, a crooked finger of land jutting out of the southwestern corner of Costa Rica. The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the Costa Rican government, established the more-than-100,000-acre park in 1975. Today, the Conservancy is developing park management plans to further protect the lush primary rainforests on the western edge of the peninsula, which provide sanctuary for the red-eyed tree frog.

Natural Light Photos.

"Natural Light" gives you access to the most arresting photos from The Nature Conservancy's huge archives. From Tibet to Tanzania, from hissing alligators to quivering zebras, "Natural Light" opens a brilliant window onto our work and the astonishing nature that we at the Conservancy encounter every day.

Related: China’s First National Park - Pudacuo.


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