Salamander Fungus: Lacey Act to Keep Out 201 Foreign Amphibians

Nature World: Roughly 201 salamander species were recently listed as injurious wildlife - or those likely to cause harm - under Lacey Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Researchers say that keeping these particular foreign amphibians out of the country will help prevent the fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, also known as Bsal or salamander chytrid, from spreading into the U.S., which is a global hotspot for salamander diversity. "This action should be seen as an effective step toward controlling......

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