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Saving New Zealand’s Threatened Frogs From Mining

UPDATE: The New Zealand government has voted to protect the critically endangered Archey’s Frog and the Hochstetter’s Frog, whose last strongholds were faced with the threat of mining as the Government proposed to remove legal protections from the land. Thanks to the 1,275 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters who wrote letters to the New Zealand government …

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California Bans The Importation Of Non-Native Frogs For Use As Food

Victory for California’s native amphibians! Millions of non-native American Bullfrogs enter San Francisco and Los Angeles each year from ports in China, Taiwan, Brazil and Uruguay. These farm-raised frogs are known carriers of a deadly chytrid fungus that has decimated California’s Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Populations, and caused the complete extinction of up to 100 amphibian …

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Frog Legs & Protests: An Interview with Dr. Kerry Kriger

The world’s first protests in defense of amphibian populations took part on the 2nd Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 30th, 2010). Richard Scordato of Black & White recently interviewed SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger about the protests. The transcript of this interview follows. 1. When did you start your protest of Uncle …

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An Invasive Species Nightmare: A True Story

By Wildlife Biologist Mark Allaback Although it has taken a decade and is (somewhat) ongoing, I believe I have been instrumental in eradicating bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) after they were introduced to the Big Sur Watershed in 2000 at a California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii) breeding pond. Of course, the bullfrog eradication effort required lots of …

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