Salamanders are the next in line for what seems to be a wave of diseases attacking not just single species, but dozens or hundreds of related species at a time.
Posts Categorized: Amphibians
Amphibians – a group that includes frogs, toads, salamanders and newts – might not be as high-profile as wolves or bison, but that doesn’t change their vital role in a healthy ecosystem.
Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Brian Gratwicke, many amphibians have been saved from extinction.
The Wyoming toad is considered extinct in the wild but has a good chance of bouncing back thanks to captive breeding and collaborative conservation.
In the high Sierra Nevada, three rare amphibians face a variety of threats from humans, grazing livestock and a deadly disease. But now these creatures may finally be on their way to getting the protection they need.