With its numbers in steep decline, the Titicaca water frog needs all the help it can get. International protections from the pressures of wildlife trade could make a big difference for this endangered species.
Posts Categorized: Amphibians
Biologists take to the field in search of the Wyoming toad, one of the most endangered amphibians in North America.
Nearly one-third of all 6,400 known amphibian species are threatened with extinction, making them the most endangered group of animals in the world. And although the threats to amphibians are as varied as the species themselves, one common driving factor impacting species around the globe is the extreme exploitation for international trade.
Living on the bottom of cold mountain streams, the eastern hellbender is the largest salamander in North America – and its habitat is under attack.
With countless items coming into the U.S. every day, the illegal wildlife trade is valued at over $2 billion. Our experts took a close look at the data to discover where these items come from, where they end up and the route they take to get there.