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Louisiana black bear on Avery Island, La. Credit: Pam McIlhenny

Conserving Amphibians:
What the Amphibians are Telling Us and Why We Should Listen

A new study suggests that increases in water temperature and copper pollution may increase mortality and abnormalities in frogs. This research, conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Pacific University, and the University of California at Davis, and recently published in the journal Ecosphere, follows previous studies of amphibian abnormalities and shows how pollution and climate change may contribute to amphibian decline. Learn more »


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Featured Species

California condor. Credit: USFWS

Condor Watch

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild.

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Indiana bat

Indiana Bat

Indiana bats are found over most of the eastern half of the U.S. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana.

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Light-footed clapper rail

Light-footed Clapper Rail

The San Diego Zoo has a long history of involvement in the conservation, captive breeding, and return to the wild of light-footed clapper rails. In this interview Mike Mace talks about the efforts to recover this species

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Partnership Stories

Jaguar. Credit: USFWS

Jaguars Are Returning to Southern Arizona

All wild cats are important to ecosystem functioning because they are apex predators and therefore impact the entire food chain. In southern Arizona, the top predator is the mountain lion, but over the last 15 years, solitary male jaguars, typically one at any given time, have migrated from northern Mexico into southern Arizona and New Mexico...
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Last updated: May 28, 2015