The origin of the killer fungus is a mystery, but scientists are up in arms to fight the deadly fungus, using none other than high doses of the fungus itself. Yes, it's a battle of fungus versus itself, as scientists have decided to boost the immunity of frogs by pumping up large amounts of the fungus to their bodies.
Researchers are concerned about U.S. salamanders contracting a deadly skin disease that has caused major die-offs in Europe. As a result, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed 201 salamanders as injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act.
Amphibians throughout the world are threatened with extinction due to disease, climate change and habitat loss, among other serious factors. Now, as a kind of New Year resolution, the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) has assigned itself the lofty goal of protecting each and every unique species.
Researchers may have finally found a cure for the deadly chytrid fungus plaguing wild amphibians. This infectious skin disease has affected over 700 species worldwide, but now scientists may be one step closer to conserving threatened populations.