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 … Continue reading Save The Frogs official comment to USFWS regarding salamander importation ban
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!
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 … Continue reading Why has the USFWS not taken action on chytrid fungus?
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will conduct an in-depth status review of 374 rare southeastern aquatic, riparian and wetland animal and plant species and May Warrant Endangered Species Act Protection Includes 13 Amphibians and 12 Reptiles Press Release-USF&WS 9/26/11 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will conduct an in-depth status review of … Continue reading USFWS seeks your input on 13 threatened amphibian species in the Southwest