Petition for Emergency Moratorium on Imports of Salamanders

On May 14th 2015, SAVE THE FROGS! along with the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the US Fish & Wildlife Service for an emergency moratorium on the importation of salamanders into the USA unless they are certified free of the deadly chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandivorans.

Read and download the 2015 petition to USFWS here.
Read the New York Times article about the petition here.
Read the Center for Biological Diversity press release here.

In 2010, SAVE THE FROGS! sent this letter to the USFWS urging them to ban the importation of all amphibians into the USA unless certified free of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

Plethodon cinereus
Plethodon cinereus photo courtesy Daniel Hocking