This image shows one of the critically endangered Haitian frogs recently rescued for captive breeding and cryobanking as insurance against their extinction in the wild. Haiti is on the brink of an era of mass extinctions similar to the time when dinosaurs and many other species suddenly disappeared from the Earth, reports a biologist at Penn State University, who has established a species-rescue program for Haiti's threatened frogs and other species, including captive-breeding and gene-preservation efforts. "During the next few decades, many Haitian species of plants and animals will become extinct because the forests where they live, which originally covered the entire country, are nearly gone," reports Blair Hedges, a professor of biology at Penn State. "When frogs start disappearing, other species will follow and the Haitian people will suffer, as well, from this environmental catastrophe." Photos, videos, and links to more information are online at http://www.science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2010-news/Hedges11-2010.