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
MOU for Aust seasonal work program this weekAustralia’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and to the Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo arrives in Fiji tonight for a series of meetings which include the signing over an MOU to mark the country’s inclusion in the Seasonal Worker Program.
SPORTS
Works for Vunidawa 4500-seat sporting complexWorks to construct a 4,500-seat sporting complex in Vunidawa has started with site evaluations and visits to the proposed site by a visiting team of Chinese surveyors and designers.
HEALTH/FITNESS
$5000 boost to assist diabetes awareness programVodafone Fiji ATH Foundation has stepped in with financial boost to assist the Lions Club in their Diabetes Awareness program.
TECHNOLOGY
$5000 boost to assist diabetes awareness programVodafone Fiji ATH Foundation has stepped in with financial boost to assist the Lions Club in their Diabetes Awareness program.
ENTERTAINMENT
Daniel Johns back after 8 yearsDaniel Johns is ready, eight years after his last new release.
CELEBRITY
Shahid, Kangana win best actor awardsShahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut were the big winners at the 60th Filmfare Awards in Mumbai, India this morning.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS