Sunday, 2 August 2015

Urgent action needed to protect salamanders from deadly fungus, scientists warn

Biologists call for importation ban to stave off mass extinctions of North American species

July 30, 2015
San Francisco State University
The deadly fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans could cause salamander population declines and extinctions if brought to North America via international trade, biologists warn. They are calling for the federal government to place an immediate ban on salamander imports to the United States until a plan is in place to detect and prevent the fungus' spread.
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