Home >> In the News >> How American scientists are planning to thwart a salamander apocalypse
How American scientists are planning to thwart a salamander apocalypse
Yet another fungus threatens to decimate amphibians in North America, but this time, scientists stand ready.
August 1, 2018
District of Columbia
They didn’t see it coming.
By the time scientists discovered the first outbreak of chytridiomycosis, a disease caused by a fungus called Bd, it was too late; worldwide, the pathogen had already begun tanking populations of some 200 species of frogs that have gone extinct since the 1970s. Read more