Silverstone’s Poison Frog

The Silverstone’s poison frog is threatened by agriculture, habitat destruction, and illegal smuggling for the international pet trade.

The Silverstone’s poison frog is threatened by habitat destruction, accommodating the agricultural expansion of humans. Much of the frog’s habitat has been cleared for agricultural activities, including cattle pastures and tea farms.

For the past 15 years, this species has also been under threat due to heavy smuggling activity and illegal harvesting for the international pet trade by local people for dealers.

Although there is not enough data to determine population size, it has been observed that these frogs have a preference for living in undisturbed forests. This makes them vulnerable to agriculture, logging operations, and road constructions that border their habitat.

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Sources | (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2018; Lakeland, Torres, & Rosenthal, 2010; Myer & Daly, 1979; Twomey & Brown, 2009; von May, et al., 2008)


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