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Keep Illinois chorus frogs from going silent

Action: Wildlife Conservation

May 4, 2016   Action Alert ID# 369

 

Illinois chorus frogs are in trouble. These rare, inch-long frogs don't ask much -- shallow ponds to breed in and sandy soils to escape harsh weather -- but even that is proving hard to come by. From all sides developers are creeping in on their ancient homes.

And now one of the last populations of chorus frogs in Madison County, Ill., is at risk. Developers plan to build a 652-acre shipping center right beside the most important conservation area remaining in the county. The chorus frogs need this area and the surrounding land to live and mate. The proposed project would directly kill them during construction, destroy their habitat and subject them to toxic pollution, introduced predators and roadkills.

Right now the developers seek permission from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to move forward with construction, even though they've failed to provide scientific information or conservation measures to ensure the project won't drive the frogs closer to extinction.

Tell Illinois DNR to deny the developer's application and keep this frog song alive.

May 4, 2016   Action Alert ID# 369

 

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