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Oregon spotted frog
The Oregonian , February 24, 2012

NW Environmental News: Oregon spotted frogs -- not owls this time -- considered for endangered species protection
By Eric Mortenson

It's usually spotted owls that we hear about, but this time it's spotted frogs that are under review by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

The Oregonian: Federal wildlife agency steps up endangered species consideration for Oregon spotted frogs

The action was spurred by a lawsuit by Center for Biological Diversity and a subsequent court agreement.

The Oregonian: Sixty Northwest creatures will get thumbs up or down on endangered species protection

The Oregon Zoo has operated a spotted frog breeding program for some time, raising them from eggs and releasing frogs in areas that offer suitable habitat.

The Oregonian: Project hopes to spawn Oregon spotted frog revival

An interesting twist on the recovery project. In Washington state, prison inmates have raised frogs for release in the wild.

This article originally appeared here.

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