We’re eating and harvesting frogs at an unsustainable rate, study finds
The wild frog harvest—driven by international demand and a patchwork regulatory environment—could lead to the extinction of a group of water frog species. In a recent study, researchers tagged 14,000 frogs in the Çukurova Region along the Mediterranean Sea. Then, using population modeling, the team estimated that frog populations in the area were declining at a rate of 20 percent per year, all but guaranteeing their disappearance in 30 years. However, if instead harvesters limited their catch to about 5 percent of the total frog population every year, the business could be more sustainable long-term. Read the lowdown in The Conversation.