The marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) is Europe’s largest frog species and was intentionally introduced to the UK in the mid-1930s. Marsh frogs are now predominantly found in south-east England, having expanded from their original introduction site in Kent to the surrounding counties. Continue reading The Story Of The Introduced Marsh Frog
In late 2016, SAVE THE FROGS! and the Center for Biological Diversity submitted a petition to the California Fish & Game Commission (FGC) calling on the state to list American Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana; Lithobates catesbeianus) as a prohibited species. Our petition is being considered at the FGC’s April 26, 2017 meeting in Van Nuys, CA … Continue reading Bullfrog Prohibition: Save The Frogs Official Comment To CA Fish & Game Commission
Our student chapter of SAVE THE FROGS! was created in 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. UWSP has one of the largest populations of natural resource students in the nation, and was just recently placed on Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll for the third year in a row! Here … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! UWSP Chapter, a review of our first 2 years in Action!
Several million non-native American Bullfrogs are imported into California each year for use in the food, pet and dissection trades. Bullfrogs are native to eastern North America, but have established populations throughout the western USA, where they cause massive ecological damage due to their voracious appetites for native wildlife; their propensity to spread deadly diseases; and their … Continue reading California: Sign The Petition To Ban The Invasive American Bullfrog!
The Endangered Species Coalition has just published a Top Ten Report, Water Woes: How dams, diversions, dirty water and droughts put America’s wildlife at risk. In it, they profile 17 threatened or endangered species within 10 important ecosystems in the USA. SAVE THE FROGS! nominated and wrote the section on the Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog, Rana sierrae, … Continue reading More Awareness for Endangered Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs!
SAVE THE FROGS! Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger today delivered 1,189 petition signatures to the California Department of Fish & Game calling on the state to ban the importation, sale and purchase of American Bullfrogs, widely regarded as one of the world’s worst invasive species. Several million live bullfrogs are legally imported into the state each … Continue reading SAVE THE FROGS! working to ban importation of bullfrogs into California
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 … Continue reading California Bans The Importation Of Non-Native Frogs For Use As Food
California Endangered Species Act Protection Sought to Save Mountain Yellow-legged Frog From Exotic Trout, Habitat Destruction, and Disease SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to list all populations of the highly imperiled mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act. Mountain yellow-legged frogs … Continue reading Endangered Species Act Protection Sought to Save Yellow-legged Frog
Several Litoria frog species have successfully established outside of their native Australian range: L. dentata (Lord Howe Island), L. aurea (New Zealand, New Caledonia & Vanuatu), L. ewingii (New Zealand), and L. raniformis (New Zealand). This project will compare the physiology, ecology, behaviour, and genetics of source and introduced populations, focusing specifically on the introduction … Continue reading Ph.D. Project Opening: Invasion biology of Litoria frogs