Friday, February 5, 2016

Poisonous Asian Toads: Madagascar Must Eradicate Them

Toxic Asian toads threaten Madagascar's biodiversity, economy and public health. (Photo : Flickr: James Reardon) 
  By Samantha Mathewson 
   In some cases, an invasive animal can really take over a country or island's ecosystems. Such is the threat in the large island nation of Madagascar, where invasive Asian toads are set to encroach upon the native wildlife, as a new report suggests. It also notes that the frogs are already spreading uncontrollably in the eastern part of the island. In yet another example of what can happen if biodiversity changes in vast ways, experts say this poses a direct threat to human health and the economy...Continue reading...

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