The Oregon spotted frog, protected on an emergency basis in Canada in 1999, is finally getting a hearing in the United States by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which will decide if it still warrants Endangered Species Act protection. The hoppers, which turn redder with age, have languished on the "candidate" list for protection since 1991, when it was found that 90 percent of their historic habitat had been lost.
The agency's latest plan to consider the frog for Endangered Species Act protection is part of the historic agreement struck last year with the Center for Biological Diversity requiring protection decisions on 757 species, including a decision on this frog in 2013. As with amphibians around the globe, the Oregon spotted frog faces an overwhelming barrage of man-made dangers, including introduced species, pollution and loss of habitat. This last has been particularly devastating, but the critical habitat protections of the Act would help restore healthy wetlands for the frogs.
Read more in The Oregonian.
Well, I hope all the hard work we all do here will finally be done. I know we have pushed for years for so many different animals to be put on the ESList. Thx. for Posting my friend.