WILD NEW JERSEY: Conserve Wildlife: On the lookout for amphibian diseases
Conserve Wildlife: On the lookout for amphibian diseases
Photo Credit: conservewildlifenj.org
Spring is here and amphibians all across the state making their way to their breeding grounds. Unfortunately, there are two emergent diseases, chytridiomycosis and Ranavirus, that have caused devastating declines in amphibian populations worldwide. New Jersey is not exempt – there have been confirmed cases of both here in the Garden State. CWF, the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife, and Montclair State University, are working together to track the occurrences of these diseases in the state and are seeking information about any potential outbreaks.