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The population of western chorus frogs has been declining over the past 60 years and continues to be an issue across Canada. (Shutterstock)

Finding their song: Reviving the declining western chorus frog population is now critical

Habitat protection and restoration, advanced reproductive technologies and reintroduction procedures could help slow the decline of western chorus frogs and other amphibians.
Mosquito eggs float on the surface of a pond. The insecticide Bti is used to kill mosquito larvae, but it could also harm frogs. (Shutterstock)

Are mosquito-killing natural pesticides unintentionally harming frogs?

The insecticide Bti kills target organisms like mosquitoes and blackflies, but new research shows it may also have negative effects on non-target species like frogs.
Predictions indicate that the Madagascar frog Mantella aurantiaca is likely to experience a dramatic decline by 2070. Frank Vassen/Wikimedia

The frog and the gecko: why tropical species are at greater climate risk

While species are and will be affected everywhere by climate change, those already living in a warm climate will reach their tolerance threshold faster.
Spotted tree frog. Michael Williams/Its A Wildlife Photography

We name the 26 Australian frogs at greatest risk of extinction by 2040 — and how to save them

We’ve identified three frog species very likely to already be extinct. Another four species on our list are still surviving, but not likely to make it to 2040 without help.
Anatolian water frogs (Pelophylax spp) could become locally extinct in parts of Turkey due to over-harvesting as food. Kerim Çiçek

More people eat frog legs than you think – and humans are harvesting frogs at unsustainable rates

Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.

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