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Declines in Canadian frog populations designing a national monitoring strategy
(from Matawa First Nations Management Open Data)
on February 17, 2016.
updated over 4 years ago.
This is a generalized feature layer which indicates the approximate area of study for this journal article. Download is available through the link in the table, and Matawa members <div>may request the download password by e-mailing email@example.com.<div><br /></div><div>Blanchard's Cricket Frog (<i>Acris crepitans blanchardi</i>) has always been a rare species in Canada, occurring only in extreme south western Ontario. The Committee on the Status of </div><div>Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has recently designated the species Endangered in Canada. Confirmed Canadian records are only from Point Pelee and Pelee Island. </div><div>Blanchard's Cricket Frog underwent a dramatic decline on Pelee Island during the 1970's, and it has been detected at only a single site in recent years. The reasons for this decline </div><div>are puzzling, as populations of other amphibian species on the island do not appear to have declined; in fact, some have actually increased. Declines in Blanchard's Cricket Frog </div><div>populations have been noted elsewhere in the northern portions of their range.</div></div>