BOULDER, Colo., May 23 (UPI) — A new study led by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey confirms the ongoing decline of amphibians around the world.
Researchers blame the continued decline of frogs, salamanders, newts and other amphibians on a range of factors. Unfortunately, there is no central problem or single corresponding solution.
While every part of the United States continues to experience a decline in amphibian populations, the major threats vary from region to region.
The negative effects of pesticide use are especially pronounced east of the Colorado River, while human development and disease are driving the decline east of the Mississippi River. In the South and the West Coast, climate change is hampering amphibian health.