Amphibians in U.S. Declining at ‘Alarming and Rapid Rate’

Yellow Legged Frog- photo courtesy of ScientificAmerican.com

Yellow Legged Frog- photo courtesy of ScientificAmerican.com

 

From ScientificAmerican.com:

“Why the drop in amphibian species matters: Amphibians control pests, inspire new medicines, feed other animals and help make ecosystems work. They are inherently valued by people of all ages—watching tadpoles and listening to frog calls are some of the most accessible interactions we have with the natural world.”

For more, go to ScientificAmerican.com

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One thought on “Amphibians in U.S. Declining at ‘Alarming and Rapid Rate’

  1. Thank-you for this post. I agree with you! The tailed frog that lives in cold mountain streams (coastal BC, Canada) lives 15-20 years, 2-4 years in tadpole stage and 9 years to maturity! Deforestation and road building are leading causes of their decline. Frogs and amphibians are clues into how healthy an ecosystem is. Lets hope the stay around!

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