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For Immediate Release, May 25, 2011 Contact: Collette Adkins Giese, Center for Biological Diversity, (651) 955-3821 Megan Mueller, Center for Native Ecosystems, (303) 546-0214 x 6 Erik Molvar, Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, (307) 742-7978 Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Boreal Toads Once Common in West, Toad Suffers Sharp Declines From Disease, Habitat Destruction DENVER— The Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Native Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation Alliance petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today to protect boreal toads under the federal Endangered Species Act. The unique population of boreal toads native to the southern Rocky Mountains, Utah, southern Idaho and northeastern Nevada is in steep decline due to disease and habitat destruction. “Boreal toads need protection under the Endangered Species Act to have any shot at su...

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