Save The Frogs Research Project on Chytrid Fungus in California Published

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In 2015, SAVE THE FROGS! received a grant from the Alameda County Fish & Game Commission to research disease outbreaks in Foothill Yellow-Legged Frogs (Rana boylii) in the San Francisco Bay Area. The research was published in the journal Ecosphere. You can read the abstract below, or download the PDF of the publication here. Photo…

Atrazine: EPA Seeks Your Comments On Their Refined Ecological Risk Assessment For Atrazine

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Do you want to drink Atrazine daily for the rest of your life? If not, please go Refined Ecological Risk Assessment For Atrazine". For the first time in its history, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has released a document that details extensive ecological harm caused by Atrazine, one of the world's most commonly used…

Atrazine Update: New EPA report details extensive harm caused by world’s second most commonly used pesticide

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The new EPA report, Refined Ecological Risk Assessment for Atrazine, details atrazine’s harmful effects to plant and animal species in the United States. Here is an abstract of the more than 500 pages of report here: This refined assessment presents the ecological risks posed by the use of the herbicide atrazine. Based on the results…

Save The Frogs official comment to USFWS regarding salamander importation ban

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In May 2015, SAVE THE FROGS! along with the Batrachochytrium salamandivorans. In response to this petition, in January 2016 the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) instituted a ruling to restrict the importation and interstate transportation of 201 salamander species, and opened a SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger submitted this official comment in…

Protocol for the Detection of Chytrid Fungus Using Quantitative PCR Techinques

In terms of its effect on biodiversity, chytridiomycosis is quite possibly the worst disease in recorded history. The disease, caused by a pathogenic chytrid fungus, has caused amphibian population declines in Australia, South America, North America, Central America, New Zealand, Europe, and Africa, and is likely responsible for over 100 species extinctions since the 1970's.…