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The Disappearing Frogs

Frog populations around the world have been in decline for the past four decades.

And many scientists argue that more than birds and other mammals, frogs are the true “canary in the coal mine” because they are disappearing from seemingly pristine and protected areas.

Since 2013, the North Carolina-based Disappearing Frogs project has partnered with the Amphibian Survival Alliance to blend science and art to raise awareness of the decline of frogs and amphibians in the state.

Host Frank Stasio talks with one of this year’s featured guests, National Geographic photographer Robin Moore, who spearheaded an international campaign in search for amphibians that had not been seen for decades.

He is also joined by Jeff Beane, herpetology collections manager for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Moore will speak at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.