Frog Survival Linked to Eco-Health

Photos of threatened frog species
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The vivid red or orange skin of the splash-backed poison frog (Dendrobates galactonotus) is a danger signal to potential predators. The frog lives in leaf litter on the rain forest floor of the southern Amazon River Basin in South America.

Logging, fires, and the illegal pet trade all threaten this frog's population.

Overall, anywhere from 9 to 122 amphibian species have gone extinct since 1980, according to a policy report in last week's issue of the journal Science.

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Photograph courtesy Ron D. Holt
 
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