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This just in: USGS study confirms populations of frogs, salamanders and other beloved amphibians are in steep decline.
Read the study:http://bit.ly/13LZcRu and learn how you can help:
(photo: Oregon spotted frog, Rana pretiosa, Conboy National Wildlife Refuge, WA, USA, by Teal Waterstrat/USFWS)
(via: USFWS_Pacific Region)
The Kootenai River - Montana, Idaho, and BC, Canada
Threats: Open-pit coal mining
The Kootenai is part of an important habitat for iconic American species like the grizzly bear and woodland caribou, as well as several rare and threatened species of fish, American Rivers says. The quality of the water and the species that depend on it are threatened by five open-pit coal mines along a tributary in British Columbia, according to the group, which calls on the U.S. State Department to work with Canada to halt the mining until impact studies can be done.
(via: Our Amazing Planet) (photo: Shutterstock)
Find out more about this gorgeous waterway:
The Lions of India
by Akhila Vijayaraghavan
It is not a well-known fact that India plays home to a population of lions as usually lions are associated with the African savannah and not the scrub forests of the subcontinent. The Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) is a sub-species which can only be found in a single location in the wild - the Gir forest in Gujarat, India. Although genetically distinct from the African lion, the difference is not large.
Recently the Supreme Court of India ruled that Gujarat a portion of the lion population is to be shifted to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno-Palpur wildlife sanctuary. This proposal has been discussed since 2009 and it is only now that this decision has been made…
(Read more: MongaBay) (photo: Anoop Rana)
Deep in the forest