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Disease, not climate change, fueling frog declines in the Andes, study finds


December 13, 2013

a frog attends her eggs Climate change is widely believed to be behind the rapid decline of frog populations in the Andes Mountains, but a new study finds that the real culprit is a deadly fungus that has wiped out amphibian species worldwide. Researchers found that highland frogs, while tolerant of increasing temperatures, live in the optimal temperature range for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, also known as Bd. Full Story

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