Thursday, December 24, 2015

Conservationists Seek Protection for Yellow-Legged Frogs

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a notice of intent for taking legal action against the US Fish and Wildlife Service due to delay in taking decision over protection of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The center had appealed to the federal government to include this species of frog in the Endangered Species Act. This species of 1.5 to 3 inch-frog dwells in streams, with less elevation, from the Willamette River basin in Oregon to the San Gabriel River in Los Angeles County. However, the frogs, which have lemon-yellow color under their legs, are becoming extinct from several regions of Oregon, Southern California, the southern Sierra Nevadas, the central California coast and the San Francisco Bay Area...more

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