Just recently, environmentalists and biologists researching the wildlife of Ecuadorian forests came upon two frog species considered to have gone extinct quite a while ago.
Seeing how the little fellows needed a name, it seems that one of them “borrowed” Prince Charles' identity.
Thus, from now on, the colorful amphibians will be known by scientists around the world as “Hyloscirtus Princecharlesi.”
The idea to give this particular name to these frogs belong to Amphibian Ark, an environmental campaign whose main goal is that of safeguarding animal species that often go unnoticed by mainstream conservation programs and that more often than not do not receive the media attention they deserve.
Those involved in the Amphibian Ark campaign explain that, just like whales and polar bears, the world's frogs, toads, salamanders and the like all suffer from loss of habitat, climate change and pollution.
reports that, up until this discovery, the only “Hysloscirtus Princecharlesi” specimens available for research could be found at the museum.
Therefore, it was believed that the species had gone extinct.
However, now that proof exists for its still carrying on with its living in the Ecuadorian rainforest, biologists believe that the Prince of Wales need be especially thanked for this fortunate situation.
Up until his getting involved in environmental campaigns, the natural ecosystems in the Ecuadorian region were under threat of being destroyed by human communities, as they developed and expanded.
In order to prevent this thing from happening, Prince Charles did everything is his power to implement projects aimed at conserving the rainforest still standing in this part of the world.
As a result of his political and financial support, the Ecuador can still take pride in its landscapes.
From where we stand, it is indeed praise-worthy to give credit where credit is due, but we still have a long way to go until our natural world is truly safe and sound.