As many amphibians face the very real threat of being completely wiped out by disease, climate change and pollution, Emma Marris looks at a controversial approach to save some of them in glass boxes.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution
Subscribe to this journal
Receive 51 print issues and online access
$199.00 per year
only $3.90 per issue
Rent or buy this article
Prices vary by article type
Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout
Araki, H. et al. Science 318, 100-103 (2007).
Youngs, S. et al. Int. Zoo Yearbook 41, 85-95 (2007).
Pounds, J. A. et al. Nature 439, 161-167 (2006).
Alford, R. A. et al. Nature 447, E3-E4 (2007).
Additional reporting by Nature staff.
About this article
Cite this article
Marris, E. Bagged and boxed: it's a frog's life. Nature 452, 394–395 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/452394a