Study Finds Hope for Amphibians Battling Deadly Fungus
February 2, 2016 | Publication | Conservation & Sustainable Development
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A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society finds that climate change may make environmental conditions for the deadly chytrid fungus, which is killing amphibians worldwide, unsuitable in some regions and could stave off spread of the disease in African amphibian populations. The MacArthur-supported research found that the majority of infected frogs did not show the presence of the disease, indicating they may be regionally resistant. The study took place in Africa’s wildlife-rich Albertine Rift, extending along parts of Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Tanzania.