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Project launched to fight frog-killing fungus

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:34 PM
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Project launched to fight frog-killing fungus


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The Smithsonian Institution is leading six other zoos and institutes in the Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project, announced Monday, which aims to raise $1.5 million to fight the fast-spreading chytrid fungus.
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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:34 PM
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Chytrid fungus is thought to be partially resposible for amphibian decline around the world. As a breeder and collector of amphibians, it is something that I have been following for at least ten years. The scientific nomenclature for this fungus is Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Infections have been linked to the mass death of amphibians in North America, South America, Central America, Europe and Australia.

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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I saw a special about this on PBS last year it's a sad situation. They go out at night and try to catch as many of them as they can in order to save them from the fungus. This fungus spreads unbelievably fast, i hope they can find a solution before many species become extinct.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 11:12 PM
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I also saw this on the special on PBS. They're isolating them and treating with fungus.

I'm hoping a resistance will build up in a few years. Maybe.



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