Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Appetite for frogs' legs harming wild populations - environment - 19 January 2009 - New Scientist

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16446-appetite-for-frogs-legs-harming-wild-populations.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news ---

Are frogs being eaten to extinction? We're used to hearing about how disease, climate change, and habitat degradation are endangering amphibians, but conservationists are warning that frogs could be going the same way as the cod. Gastronomic demand, they report, is depleting regional populations to the point of no return.

David Bickford of the National University of Singapore and colleagues have called for more regulation and monitoring in the global frog meat market in order to avoid species being "eaten to extinction".