Summer 2015

Summer 2015 AWI Quarterly - Cover, Photo by Zach Baranowski
About the Cover

A frog of the genus Mantella (Mantella ebenaui or M. betsileo). The International Union for Conservation of Nature describes 16 species in this genus, all native only to Madagascar. The populations of 11 of those are listed as "declining," with seven "endangered" or "critically endangered." Habitat loss is cited as a primary factor. For some, however, another threat looms large: collection for the pet trade.

The situation is bleak the world over for frogs and their amphibian kin. Hundreds of millions of amphibians are plucked from the wild each year, to be traded as pets, eaten, sent to laboratories, or dissected in classrooms. See page 6 for more about the global onslaught on wild amphibians to feed an international trade that is cruel, wasteful, and not remotely sustainable.

Photo by Zach Baranowski


Summer 2015 Quarterly Table of Contents

Summer 2015 Quarterly PDF
Animals in Laboratories

Farm Animals

Marine Life
AWI Publications

Government Affairs



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