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 Amphibian mass extinction

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Jake Hawthorne
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PostSubject: Amphibian mass extinction   Sat 27 Nov - 1:29

This topic really disturbes me,

Within the next 5-10 years, possibly 1/3 of all amphibian species could be extinct. Our children or grandchildren might grow up without ever seeing a frog, toad or salamander. The biggest issues are habitat loss and pollution, but the Chytrid fungus is quickly devestating some populations. The pet trade is a major contributor of spreading the fungus when infected amphibians are released into new areas, and when they are collected from the wild to be sold as pets.

http://www.amphibianark.org/

If all the zoo worldwide capable of captively breeding amphibian species participate in a rescue project, only 10% of the threatened species would be saved. It will ultimately fall in the hands of herp hobbyists like us to lend our resources and passion for the animals to make a difference. If we don't, a very large proportion of an entire order of vertebrates may no longer exist.

I know this is pretty depressing news, but it can be a positive thing if people get involved to help prevent it.
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