The large numbers of new species counted by the 15 year inventory suggest
the number of species in Madgascar,has been underestimated significantly. ( A great gallery of 10 of the frogs is below.
Unfortunately, the rate of rainforest destruction there threatens animal life
increasingly. In what may seem like a complete paradox, species are being
being scientifically discovered for the first time, while they are being killed by widespread destruction like deforestation.
Also in Madagascar many wild frogs are eaten by the local people. A researcher
named Richard Jenkins recently conducted a five month survey of hunters who delivered frogs to an eastern Madagascar restaurant. Over 3,000 frogs were taken to the restaurant and sold for consumption during the survey period.
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