Frogs are friends, not food.

An article about the frog meat regulation paper in COnservation Biology:

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Appetite for frogs’ legs harming wild populations,” by Catherine Brahic. New Scientist, 19 Jan 2009.

“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”.

Read more at New Scientist….

See also MSNBC.

Article is: I. G. Warkentin, D. Bickford, N. J. Sodhi & C. J. A. Bradshaw, 2009. Eating Frogs to Extinction. Conservation Biology. SOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01165.x

See also the 2008 paper: Sodhi NS, Bickford D, Diesmos AC, Lee TM, Koh LP, et al. (2008). Measuring the Meltdown: Drivers of Global Amphibian Extinction and Decline. PLoS ONE 3(2): e1636. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001636

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