sex hikayeleri interior desing escort fethiye escort denizli porno hikaye kredi kartı borç sorgulama sitesi yayında ziraatbank borç sorgulama
LIFE STYLE / FASHION NEWS
July 06, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Legend has it that only a kiss from a princess can transform a frog into a prince, but a rare Ecuadorian amphibian has taken on a noble title thanks to conservation scientists.

Amphibian Ark, a group which works for the survival of endangered frogs, newts and salamanders, decided to name a new species of stream frog Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, in recognition of British heir Prince Charles' conservation efforts.

"It is endangered and needs to be protected in the wild. Its rainforest habitat is under threat due to the impact of farming," said a spokesman for the conservation group.

"It's fairly unusual to name a new species after someone but this is seen as something special in honour of the Prince," he added.

Charles said he was "very touched" by the gesture, and vowed to redouble his efforts to help defend the world's rainforests.

He was presented with a glass replica of the brown and orange frog by Luis Coloma, the Ecuadorian scientist who discovered the amphibian four years ago.

"That's wonderful, I will treasure that," he said of the gift. "I shall battle even harder now."

Coloma said Charles had been "a very active campaigner to save tropical rainforests".

"The frogs live inside the forests and he has been using frogs as symbols for his campaign, so he's like a leader in this fight," he added.

AFP

 


PREVIOUS STORY
Holmes hinted at split before divorce talks
NEXT STORY
Gypsy queen couture from Givenchy

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
Hundreds farewell Kinoya familyClose to three hundred people gathered in Kinoya to pay their last respects to Johit Prasad and his two kids who died in an alleged murder-suicide case last Saturday at their home.
SPORTS
Midfielder Chand in doubt for SuvaFiji U23 midfielder Nickel Chand’s participation in the 2015 INKK Mobile Battle Of Giants is currently hanging in the balance as he is still nursing a knee injury.
WORLD
Pope prays for peace in Syria, KoreaPope Francis prayed for a "political solution" in Syria and for "reconciliation" on the Korean peninsula in his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter's Square.
TECHNOLOGY
Online registration for foreign investorsFiji will soon launch online registration and approvals system for foreign investors.
ENTERTAINMENT
Keith Richards Crosseyed Heart out Sept 18Keith Richards will release his eagerly anticipated Crosseyed Heart, his third solo album and his first in over 20 years, September 18.
BUSINESS
Fiji Airways further repays $20m to FNPFFiji's national carrier- Fiji Airways today made a further lump sum repayment of FJD $20m on its loan facility to the Fiji National Provident Fund.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT MOBILE HOT TOPICS FOLLOW US ON