New rare frog species named after Greta Thunberg

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A new, rare species of frog recently discovered in Panama is named after Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. This is reported by RTL Nieuws. Applicable: the animal lives in an area where the effects of climate change threaten its survival.

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From Greta Thunberg Rainfrog (or in scientific Latin: Pristimantis gretathunbergae) is a tropical frog characterized by its large, black eyes, recently developed by a team of scientists from the wildlife organization Rainforest Trust was discovered on Cerro Chucantí, an island east of the Panamanian mainland. The island has lost 30 percent of its forest cover in recent years, endangering the habitats of several animal species, including the Greta Thunberg frog.

Rainforest Trust had auctioned the right to name new animal species to thirty people a few years ago. So one of those people chose to refer to the climate activist. Greta reminds us like no other that the future of many animal species depends on how we fight climate change.

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