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Invasive Species Week: The Bullfrog

Invasive Species Week: The Bullfrog

Invasive Species: One of the most damaging invasive exotic species in California was first imported to the state to replace a native animal settlers had nearly eaten out of existence. And despite obvious evidence of the damage it causes to threatened Native wildlife, we still import millions of them into the state each year.
Hundreds of Threatened Frogs Released in Santa Monica Mountains

Hundreds of Threatened Frogs Released in Santa Monica Mountains

Amphibians: The Santa Monica Mountains are once again home to California's official state amphibian. After a release of ready and willing tadpoles earlier this week, the mountain range that separates Los Angeles from the San Fernando Valley has a population of the California red-legged frog for the first time in about 40 years.
Endangered Species Day: 4 Inconspicuous California Species Worth Noting

Endangered Species Day: 4 Inconspicuous California Species Worth Noting

Commentary: While other websites celebrating Endangered Species Day are concentrating on the big and dramatic, we thought we'd celebrate by mentioning a few species that aren't big and flashy and glamorous. They're beautiful, but they don't flaunt it.
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3 California Frogs Win Protection Under Endangered Species Act

3 California Frogs Win Protection Under Endangered Species Act

Amphibians: Good news for frogs and their admirers: the US Fish and Wildlife Service has granted protection to three species of frogs in California -- or more precisely, two frogs and a toad -- under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
California Doesn't Have an Official Amphibian, But It Might Soon

California Doesn't Have an Official Amphibian, But It Might Soon

Amphibians: Unlike more forward-thinking states such as Oklahoma and Arizona, we don't have a state amphibian. And that's an omission Coachella Valley Assembly Member V. Manuel Perez wants to remedy: he's introduced a bill that would give the red-legged frog that honor.
6 Cool Animals That Live Only in California

6 Cool Animals That Live Only in California

Guides: Our state has a lot of what ecologists call "endemic species," meaning species found in California and nowhere else. Here are some of the coolest ones.
Feds Want To Take Rare SoCal Toad Off Endangered List

Feds Want To Take Rare SoCal Toad Off Endangered List

Amphibians: A tiny toad found in a few river canyons in southern California and Baja may see its legal status change if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has its way.
Frogs May Be Making Comeback to Santa Monica Mountains

Frogs May Be Making Comeback to Santa Monica Mountains

Amphibians: They haven't been seen in the Santa Monica Mountains in four decades, but a population of California red-legged frogs in the Simi Hills is raising biologists' hopes that the threatened species might be able to be replanted in the rugged Southern California mountain range.
Deformed Frog Hotspots Found in Central Valley Wildlife Refuges

Deformed Frog Hotspots Found in Central Valley Wildlife Refuges

Amphibians: California's Central Valley is a bad place to be a frog, according to a study published Monday: frogs living in the Valley's remaining wetlands are more likely to have stunted, missing, or extra limbs than their counterparts in most other parts of the country.
To Save Frogs, Park Service Plans to Use Pesticide in Sierra Nevada

To Save Frogs, Park Service Plans to Use Pesticide in Sierra Nevada

Amphibians: Now that the federal government shutdown is over and the National Park Service is getting back to work, the staff at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have extended public comment on a plan to eradicate invasive fish from high-elevation lakes in the Sierra Nevada.