Can we save the Corroboree?

Scientists say quicker reproduction is key

If you're not familiar with Australia's critically endangered species the Corroboree frog, look it up. It's a gorgeous creature that is about to become exctinct without intervention. A fungus has been wiping the species out and it's been difficult to stop the spread and save the frogs, leaving scientists to wonder about how to save them otherwise.

Enabling the frogs to reproduce faster may help the species survive, but how can that be done? Some scientists are saying that the frogs should be induced into sexual maturity more quickly in order to "catch up" the species. But is this really fair to them in the first place, and will such interference only cause more problems?

What do you think of this controversial idea? Share your thoughts in the chat.

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