In 2009, SAVE THE FROGS! supporters sent in over 700 comment letters to the National Park Service (NPS) urging them to remove non-native fish from over 60 water bodies in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. This constituted over 95% of the comments received by the NPS and paved the way for federal action … Continue reading Federal Action To Assist Frogs In The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
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!
VICTORY! The California Fish & Game Commission voted unanimously today to grant endangered status to the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs (Rana sierrae and R. muscosa), which have disappeared from over 90% of their historic range. Thanks to the 1,573 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters who sent in letters on behalf of the frogs. While endangered species status does not guarantee success in … Continue reading Victory for the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs
Press Release From The San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research April 15, 2010 The endangered mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa) will take a major step in its recovery this week when, for the first time, scientists reintroduce its eggs to its former habitat. This reintroduction will occur at University of California Riverside’s James San … Continue reading Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs Reintroduced to Wild
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
The Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog was once the most abundant frog in California, but has disappeared from over 90% of the lakes it once inhabited, in large part due to the introduction of non-native trout, which are voracious predators of tadpoles. The National Park Service is currently deciding whether to remove the non-native trout from … Continue reading Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frogs and Trout Removal