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Tiny frog makes a comeback because of captive breeding program
The tiny Pickersgill reed frog is increasing in numbers because a captive breeding program  made it possible to introduce frogs to the wild. They have increased in numbers and the frog species survival is more secure. (not safe, but more secure)
This does raise the question about captive breeding programs. Do they work and when should they be tried.

There is no black and white answer to conservation. Each species is in a unique circumstance and many factors must be considered.  The importance of a species to an ecosystem is a factor, but we don't always know how important a species is until it is gone. Some species are so keystone to survival of so much that we do need to do everything to save them or even bring them back. Does that mean we can let some species go. I hope not.

Maybe we should try saving ecosystems instead. Species don't exist in a vacuum. If we can save where a species lives maybe that will save a species.  
For now we can be happy that one tiny frog is doing better.
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