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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Restricts Salamander Imports to Protect Native Species From Deadly Disease


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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Restricts Salamander Imports to Protect Native Species From Deadly Disease

WASHINGTON - In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and Save The Frogs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a temporary rule restricting the importation of salamanders for the pet trade. The restriction is designed to prevent introduction of the deadly fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) into the United States.

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