Please Do Not Squish This Toad (A Plea from UC Berkeley)

The population of Yosemite toads in California has been dwindling since the 1980s. Researchers from UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources are trying to find ways to reverse that trend. While keeping toads away from livestock seems a logical choice, researchers actually found that the wetness of the meadow where the toads live is more essential than avoiding getting trampled. “The toads use wetter areas and the cattle use drier meadow areas, which provide better forage.” 

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