Ian Holmes from Island Radio interviews Rylee Murray about bullfrog invasions in BC

American bullfrogs have been invading British Columbia’s south coast and Vancouver Island wetlands since the 1940’s. They are fierce predators and competitors of wetland fauna and have been attributed to declines of native amphibian populations and ecosystem degredation in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Although researchers and government wildlife managers are still unsure how to mitigate the effects of the invasion, it’s always pertinent to educate the public about the status of such invasions so that the we are all aware of the changes that moving animals around the world may cause to the environments we depend on. In these short news bites that aired on September 2, 2014, radio journalist Ian Holmes lays out the origins and dynamics of British Columbia’s bullfrog invasions.


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