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For Immediate Release, June 30, 2015 Contact: Jenny Loda, (510) 844-7136 ext. 336; [email protected] Four Rare Amphibians in California Move Closer to Endangered Species Act Protection SACRAMENTO, C alif .— In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that four increasingly rare amphibians in California may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. The Center first petitioned for these species — western spadefoot toad, foothill yellow-legged frog, Kern Canyon slender salamander and relictual slender salamander — in July 2012 because habitat loss and other factors are threatening them with extinction. “California is home to some of the country’s most fascinating toads, frogs and salamanders,” said Jenny Loda, a Center biologist and lawyer who works to protect amphibians and reptiles. ...

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