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Planned coal-trucking road threatens a forest haven for Sumatran frogs

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Planned coal-trucking road threatens a forest haven for Sumatran frogs

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JAMBI, Indonesia — Armed with a flashlight, 43-year-old Musadat walks slowly through the thick and dense Harapan forest, one of the last remaining expanses of lowland tropical rainforest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Musadat suddenly stops and carefully looks around. He then switches off his flashlight and walks quickly to a nearby Phoebe tree. There, he finds a cinnamon frog (Nyctixalus pictus) and a frilled tree frog (Kurixalus appendiculatus).

Deeper into the forest, he finds a puddle — a watering hole for frogs and other animals.

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