California Protects Rare Foothill Yellow-legged Frog
Following a 2016 Center petition, the California Fish and Game Commission has deemed foothill yellow-legged frogs a candidate for protection under the state's Endangered Species Act, granting the species full legal safeguards for a year while the commission decides whether to protect them permanently.
The good news comes not a moment too soon, since these stream-dwelling frogs -- named for the lemon-yellow color on the undersides of their legs -- have disappeared from more than half their former locations.
"These amphibians are threatened by dams, climate change, pollutants and more," said the Center's Jenny Loda. "It's a huge relief that they're finally getting protection, which will also benefit other California wildlife and ecosystems."
Read more in our press release.