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Mangrove-dependent animals globally threatened
More than 40 percent of a sample of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds that are restricted to mangrove ecosystems are globally threatened with extinction, according to an assessment published in the July/August issue of BioScience.  View News Article (2009-07-01)

New Study Is First to Show That Pesticides Can Induce Morphological Changes in Vertebrate Animals, Says Pitt Researcher
The world's most popular weed killer, Roundup®, can cause amphibians to change shape, according to research published today in Ecological Applications.  View News Article (2012-04-03)

The end is in sight for amphibian fungal disease
Over the past 30 years, around 200 species of amphibians have disappeared due to chytridiomycosis, a fungal infection. View News Article (2011-07-28)

Ancient amphibians evolved a bite before migrating to dry land
Ancient aquatic amphibians developed the ability to feed on land before completing the transition to terrestrial life, researchers from Harvard University report this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. View News Article (2007-04-17)

Extinction threat growing for vertebrates, researchers report in Science
Increasing numbers of birds, mammals and amphibians have moved closer to extinction in the last several decades-but not as far as they would have if no conservation measures at all had been enacted, researchers report.  View News Article (2010-10-27)

Wildlife researchers identify impacts of contamination in amphibians
Bill Hopkins, fisheries and wildlife associate professor in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources, and colleagues doing research at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and in the field, have demonstrated that amphibians are exposed to contaminants through maternal transfer, as has been proven for other vertebrates. View News Article (2006-02-22)

Smithsonian scientists find the frog legs trade may facilitate spread of pathogens
Most countries throughout the world participate in the $40-million-per-year culinary trade of frog legs in some way, with 75 percent of frog legs consumed in France, Belgium and the United States.  View News Article (2009-11-20)

Scientists propose amphibian protection
An ecological strategy developed by four researchers, including two from Simon Fraser University, aims to abate the grim future that the combination of two factors could inflict on many amphibians, including frogs and salamanders.  View News Article (2014-05-02)

Antibody production gets confused during long-term spaceflight
The trip to Mars just got a little more difficult now that French researchers have discovered that antibodies used to fight off disease might become seriously compromised during long-term space flight.  View News Article (2011-05-20)

Study: Deadly amphibian fungus may decline
A new study by WCS and other groups offers a glimmer of hope for some amphibian populations decimated by the deadly chytrid fungus: climate change may make environmental conditions for the fungus unsuitable in some regions and potentially stave off the spread of disease in African amphibian populations struggling to adapt to changes brought about by global warming.  View News Article (2016-01-18)

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