- Created: Wednesday, 23 December 2015 17:31
- Written by From the Center for Biological Diversity
Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Rare Frog in California, Oregon
The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its lengthy delay in deciding whether to extend Endangered Species Act protection to the foothill yellow-legged frog, which has disappeared from more than half its historical streams in California and Oregon. These stream-dwelling amphibians face a host of threats, including dams and water diversions, logging, mining, livestock grazing, roads, marijuana cultivation, off-road vehicles, climate change, pollution, invasive species and disease.
“Protecting the foothill yellow-legged frog means protecting the rivers and streams we already love and rely on for recreation, wilderness qualities, open space and drinking water,” said the Center’s Jeff Miller. “With nearly a third of the world’s amphibians in danger of extinction, we should be paying attention when one of our native frogs is in rapid decline.”