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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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California: Sign The Petition To Ban The Invasive American Bullfrog!

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 …

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Why has the USFWS not taken action on chytrid fungus?

From Peter Jenkins, Executive Director of the Center for Invasive Species Protection and formerly from Defenders of Wildlife, who 4 years ago co-authored this petition to the USFWS regarding amphibians and the chytrid fungus: Four years after filing the Defenders Bd Petition, it is disappointing to hear that the science has become more compelling, yet …

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