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Imperiled frogs are dying off at alarming rates. Here’s what researchers know.

A gloved hand holds a gopher frog tadpole belly up. The tadpole looks bloated.

As the longleaf pine ecosystem becomes smaller and wildlife populations become more isolated, amphibians face many challenges. Among these are disease and habitat fragmentation, which are more relevant now than ever. Since April of this year, frogs that rely on these wetlands have been dying at alarming rates in some regions. The amphibian infection and mortality event appears to be widespread, according to University of Georgia researchers and their collaborators.

River Basin Center affiliate helms Okefenokee case study

A portion of a map of Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp.

RBC affiliate Rhett Jackson and his colleagues recently published a case study highlighting the impacts of the 2020 ruling to replace the Clean Water Rule with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule on the Okefenokee Swamp, a Georgia swamp that lost federal protection under the new ruling. The article, “Redefining Water of the US: a Case […]