Salamander Importation Ban Takes Effect
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Save the Frogs
January 2016

Banning importation of 201 species of salamanders is good for many salamanders...

In response to a May 2015 petition from SAVE THE FROGS! and the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has implemented a nationwide rule restricting the importation and interstate transportation of 201 salamanders species, effective today (January 28, 2016).

The restriction is designed to prevent introduction of the deadly fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans into the United States.

Some of the individual animals who this will hopefully save:

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Aneides lugubris

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Plethodon glutinosis, Slimy Salamander

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Cow Knob Salamander, Plethodon punctatus


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