Amphibians as a group are declining in numbers. A number of reasons are behind this decline. Among those reasons is agricultural pesticide and herbicide use. Dr. Tyrone Hayes has been on the front line working against atrazine use in the United States.
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Healthy frogs means healthy humans. Jean-Marc Hero, a vertebrate ecologist specializing in conservation biology of amphibians, biodiversity assessment and monitoring, and conservation physiology explains that the survival of the Earth depends on frogs. The survival of frogs depends on humans.
Today, there are more seven thousand species of amphibians in the world – more than six thousand of those species are frogs. With so many frogs, how can the survival of the planet depend on them? Well, in lots of ways.
Amphibians have been declining in the U.S. and researchers have been looking into possible causes. Disease, deformities, and habitat loss are taking their toll on frog and toad populations worldwide.
Frogs are an important part of the ecosystem, but often, they don’t have enough fresh water to breed. Sometimes, we have to build them a place to live. Here’s a tour of a frog pond belonging to NWF’s California Director Beth Pratt.
Save the Frogs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to amphibian conservation, is competing for $250,000 in the Chase Community Giving Contest. Save the Frogs is involved in many projects to improve water quality around the world.
Atrazine is a common herbicide used in agriculture around the world for 50 years. The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) found atrazine present in “75 percent of stream water and about 40 percent of all groundwater samples,” as well as 90 percent of tap water sampled. Recent research conducted at the University of California […]