salamanders

SAVE THE FROGS! and UCLA build wetlands for California Tiger Salamanders

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Earlier this year, UCLA researchers asked SAVE THE FROGS! to help them build 18 research wetlands in Monterey, CA. The aim of the project is to assist the endangered California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense; hereafter CTS). The CTS is an endemic species only found in California, making it an important amphibian to protect. On June …

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Save The Frogs official comment to USFWS regarding salamander importation ban

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In May 2015, SAVE THE FROGS! along with the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Secretary of the US Department of Interior to institute an emergency moratorium on the importation of salamanders into the USA unless they are certified free of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandivorans. In response to this petition, in January 2016 the …

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Help stop the salamander chytrid fungus

Help raise awareness about the new salamander chytrid fungus that threatens our nation’s salamander biodiversity: Jonathan Kolby started a citizen science project yesterday on iNaturalist. He is encouraging people to keep their eyes open for dead salamanders, and if they find one, to take a photo and upload it here in order to help rapid detection …

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Coastal Watershed Council Leads Tour to Amphibian Ponds

On September 14th, over twenty Water Tour attendees joined the Coastal Watershed Council, the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County (RCD), and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to tour the ephemeral ponds at Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Watsonville, CA. These ponds are the home of the endangered Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, …

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