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The dodo (Raphus cucullatus) was one of the first, if not the first, species to be recognized as having been driven to extinction by man. The dodo was a large flightless pigeon from the island of Mauritius. It was last reported in 1662 but may have persisted until the 1690s. […]
The Heredia Robber Frog (Craugastor escoces), which had not been observed since 1986 and was declared extinct in 2004 by the IUCN (Bolaños & Chaves 2004), has been rediscovered. Gilbert Alvarado Barboza, a researcher with […]
A group of five young male Hawaiian Crows or ‘Alalā, a bird species that has been extinct in the wild since 2002, were released into the protected Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on 14 December […]
The last known Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog (Ecnomiohyla rabborum), a male known as “Toughie” estimated to be about 12 years old, has died at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. In 2005, during a rescue mission a […]